About the Seramiğim Ağrı Dağı’nda exhibition
Elçin Telli Ateş made iron oxide-added stoneware casting muds, linings and glazes, which she obtained as a result of experiments with hematite, limonite, wustite and iron sulphate from iron compounds. He produced plaster models and molds for ceramic work. He applied the marble and millefiori technique on his vases with colored casting muds. Inspired by the Eskişehir Phrygian valley, he designed various ceramic panels. He used sigrafitto and relief decorations in these designs. He glazed his vases and bowls, which he attaches importance to being plain, with transparent and matt glazes. Its close relationship with the earth reappeared in the colors it obtained with iron oxide. Trials, research and production took approximately two years. He completed his studies in May 2019. He decided to hold his second personal ceramics exhibition at the campus of Iğdır University, where he worked. Due to the covid-19 pandemic that affected the whole world, his exhibition was postponed to a later date. Along with the normalization process, he decided to exhibit in September 2020. While giving the exhibition its name, seeing Mount Ararat, which is the highest point of the country every day with all its glory, was a source of inspiration for him.
About the Merdivenler exhibition
The concept of loneliness that 21st century man is in, primarily caught him in the apartments he lived in. These residences, where many people endured as if they were living together, pushed him to be alone in the crowd. While this journey, which started with the industrial revolution, increased and continued, individuals became unaware of their neighbors. They only saw each other on the stairs. Who lived in which flat was unknown. This question, as a question that did not seek an answer and was left alone, spread all over the world with the speed of factories. At the point reached, the faster the production, the faster the loneliness. People were building walls, layers on top of each other, more people were doomed to live behind the walls.