We know that, through these post-it 3D portraits, Ardan creates cult aphorisms. Political humor and a powerful game with the spectator. Screen printing was used in the process before the invention of polyester mesh.
Ardan Özmenoglu is a versatile Turkish contemporary artist who works in a wide range of mediums. In particular large-scale glass sculptures. Work on Post-It® Notes and neon lighting. Since her first exhibition in 2006, her unique work has been featured in more than forty exhibitions in the United States and abroad. Especially in Istanbul, Berlin and Croatia.
Özmenoğlu sticks hundreds of post-it notes on his canvases. Then screen-print colorful pop-inspired images on top to create a three-dimensional surface. This singular composition made up of a multitude of similar parts gives the work a formal variety and a literal depth. After the canvas has gone through the printing process, each post-it may behave differently. Some may lie completely flat. While others can curl up and reveal their true colors that stand out under the superimposed images. The three-dimensional depth of the work also translates into a depth of meaning on the surface. Colorful, light and extremely fun. But an entirely different character and tone threatens to eclipse these surface appearances from below.
His playful work, rich in socio-political commentary, invites the viewer to reconsider familiar images, products and ideas. She intelligently uses ubiquitous objects. Post-It® Notes, for creating works of art that unite seemingly opposing ideas. Past and present, art history and contemporary art trends. Creativity and consumerism, repetition and individuality, the whole and the fragmented. She unites the age-old practice of printing with modern colors, glitter, paper and images. His bright and boldly colored art compels the viewer to view everyday objects and ideas in a different light. The result is anything but predictable.