to coincide with london’s frieze week, american artist tom sachs has opened his swiss passport office at galerie thaddaeus ropac london, which remained open for 24 hours between 6pm friday 5 october and 6pm saturday 6 october. during that time, visitors were issued with a swiss passport at a cost of €20 — no british pounds accepted — as part of an installation addressing international contemporary concerns, from brexit, to syria, to trump’s immigration policies, and the notion of global citizenship.

‘the swiss passport is the most prestigious brand name in international identity,’ tom sachs explains. a nation of boundaries…


exploring the connection between visual and tactile senses, seoul-based designer jinsik kim hangs rocks from the ceiling and puts them on metal pedestals allowing the observers to feel the natural features of the pieces. titles ‘weight’, the collection of artworks realizes the blurred boundary between art and design or function for the body and function for mentality.

‘it is not that mankind has finished using stone because the stone age is over,’ comments jinsik kim. ‘if so, I think that it is necessary to keep asking about the meaning and usage methods of stones reflecting the contemporary age. …


escher x nendo | between two worlds will showcase over 150 works by MC escher, famous for his optical illusions and impossible realities. commissioned by the NGV, nendo was invited to collaborate and respond the escher’s prints by creating new works and developing the exhibition design. the resulting pieces are inspired by escher’s process and themes and span across nine areas, each one displaying escher’s artworks alongside nendo’s spatial installations. …


Printler yayında; Print’s are online Now.

Selam arkadaşlar.

Uzun bir süredir print konusunda çalışıyordum.Tasarımlar, doğru teknik, doğru kağıt seçimi derken temmuz ayının ortasında tüm baskılar tamamlandı.Fakat paypalın türkiyeden çekilmesiyle birlikte siteye aktif satış durumu sekteye uğrayınca alternatif bir çözüm üzerine çalışmak gerekliydi ve tüm sıkıntılarıda atlatarak şuandan itibaren web sitemin shop bölümü tekrar aktif durumda.

Şuan da 2 adet 110 x 80 olmak üzere ; sadece 10 adet basılmış olan ‘ Wind Geometry’ ve ‘ Perfect Circle’ ve 65 x 45 boyutlarında 50 adet basılmış olan ‘ Wave Geomerty’ satışta.


Bugün turun 10. günü ve ancak bir şeyler yazabilecek fırsatım oldu.Bu italya’ya ilk gelişim.Iş dışında konuşacak olursak, yemekler kesinlikle kötü, istanbulda önüme getirseler kavga çıkartacağım makarna ve pizzalar yiyorum ve güzel olan tek şey dondurma ve şehrin kendisi.Ufak ve dar sokaklar, her yerde roma rengi diye adlandırılan sarı binalar, harbiden şehir çok acayip.açık hava müzesi gibi bir kelimeyi kullanmayacağım çünkü bir sonraki yazı gerçek bir açık hava müzesi olan floransa hakkında olacak,asıl orada görüyoruz açık hava müzesi nedir!


Bugün hazırlıkları son kez gözden geçirmek için birkaç hamle yapma günüydü.

Diğer ülkelere misafir sanatçı oluşumun yanında italya durumu biraz farklı, bu kez bir stüdyo olmayacak.bu kez sadece çantam ve tasarımlar ve ben varım ve beni ağırlayacak yerler ise şehrin en gözde tarihi eserlerinin çevresinde tuttuğum daireler, ( Daireleri özellikle bu tür yerlerde tutmaya gayret ettim, hem müsterilerim için ulaşım kolay olacak,hemde eğer bu bir üretim gezisiyse sanırım en mantıklı hareket bu olacaktı.)

Bu durum diğer tüm ülkelerde misafir sanatçı oluşumdan biraz daha farklı,özellikle tüm bu süreci kiraladığım daireleri studyoya dönüştürerek geçiereceğim için evleri kiralarken farkettim ki biyerden sonra daha…


A tattoo I did while I was at the guest spot of AKA Berlin,I think I’ve become one of the most requested people for tattooing trees after I shared a solar eclipse tattoo I did last year on one of the blogs here.Although this is really nice one out of 3 emails I receive is related to a tattoo that has a main theme of a tree and this leads me to close the email before I read it completely,leave alone being creative and extracting unique designs every time (don’t take heed I read the emails fully ( : )…


The only thing we had at the beginning of this design was “I want a hamsa hand that conferres a modern perspective” which was quite enough.

There are several stories known either as good or omnious regarding Hamza’s hand.One of them is while this symbol describes patience and loyalty it is also considered as the devils hand.It’s said that Hamza’s hand comes from ancient religions.Putting everything aside I saw that it is such an aesthetic design and can be moved towards whichever direction we want to.

The couple who wanted the design came from the USA to Turkey for a…


I really love hiding some concepts in my designs and creating compositions with the inspirations of certain stories.For me,it is spiritual to give people gifts to keep on their bodies forever and create those designs which look quite minimal at first sight but hide so much inside them.

Moreover,i come across such stories that they direct me already.I find myself looking the design which has created itself.Hakan’s tattoo is one of them.Everything started with the feather he e-mailed me.It is Hakan’s first tattoo and as he says he has been planing to have one for a long time.After he lost…


Guernica by Picasso

Guernica has been one of my most favourite works since my student years,in fact I’ve made a smaller reproduction of it even if it wasn’t in the original sizing at those times.I was really thrilled when this idea came to me as a tattoo.I …

Okan Uckun

This is a journal that I share some of the tattoos and designs in my portfolio, My inspirations and my experiences from the trips I make.

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