Ritual Dance C56 - Open Edition
Ritual Dance C56 is an open edition print available in 3 A sizes, created by Coşkun Demirok.
Each giclée print comes unframed with a white border, printed with archival inks, with a digitally signed label by the artist. The print captures details, textures and colours of the original artwork and is printed on Fotospeed Matt Ultra 240gsm paper.
Speaking on this piece, Coşkun says, "Thinking of the carnival as an ancient rite that points to getting rid of winter and welcoming the springtime as it gets closer, I recalled the wonderful piece of ballet music by Stravinsky 'Le Sacre du Printemps.' I watched various performances of 'The Rite of Spring' and it evoked strong emotions in me every time. This music, full of changing rhythms and directions, was immensely impressing.
As a student, one of my peers was experimenting with percussion, and I had the opportunity to accompany him. I remember how I tried to imitate the drumbeats of Stravinsky's revolutionary ballet music. More recently, I’ve noticed that in my experimentation with drawing, I often employ something that may be related to that early experimentation with sound, particularly in my use of changing rhythms and contrasting colour and shape combinations.
I use wax crayons to draw on paper which allows me, while drawing, to create an effect closer to painting than to drawing. In this difficult age, I have tried, in these works, to convey a feeling of energy and optimism linked in my mind to an attempt to revisit a much earlier time of humanity."
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