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Lale Delibaş

In her animation stop-motion animation "Fake World", Lale Delibaş focuses once more on the key concepts of her artistic journey, the circle of life and existence. Delibas’s purpose is to approach the concept of life and death from a wider perspective by employing the wood’s meanings related to rebirth and soil present in a variety of doctrines. 

About the Artist

The curator of the "Reflex" exhibition İpek Yeğinsü comments about Lale Delibaş's work featured in the exhibition: "In her animation "Fake World", Lale Delibaş focuses once more on the key concepts of her artistic journey, the circle of life and existence. Her choice of Pinocchio as the leading actor is meaningful. Like Arda’s cyborg, Delibaş’s character is neither a living individual nor an artificial being. Although he is bound by the society’s rules to the point of having his nose grow longer when he lies, he will always remain a puppet and will never be accepted as a real human being; although its existence is under doubt, his willpower is punishable. Moreover, the character the artist created by scratching out the paint on the found wooden object is radically different from what we are accustomed to see, coloured and polished. Delibaş’s purpose is to approach the concept of life and death from a wider perspective by employing the wood’s meanings related to rebirth and soil present in a variety of doctrines. 

 

The white void in which Delibaş positions her Pinocchio is a vague place. Here the character coexists with his reflection; it is nearly impossible to distinguish one from the other. Delibaş exploits this uncertainty to ask the question “which one is fake, which one is real” for the world we live in and the other world, and to underline the cause-effect relationship between them. On the other hand, throughout Fake World Pinocchio is asleep. The relationship between him and his reflection is constantly being redefined as he involuntarily turns in his sleep. Sleep, the state of living most similar to death, is a metaphor deliberately used by the artist whose works often contain philosophical symbols; it is a strong expression of the endless tragedy the human being, unable to distinguish the reality from the dream, stuck in between this world and the other, has to go through".

Lale Delibaş holds an MA (2009) and a BA (2006) from the Department of Painting of Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts in İstanbul .The artist wrote her post-graduate thesis  on the art of Joseph Beuys. Her work has been exhibited since 2004 in İstanbul and Ankara at many group exhibitions such as PeraMuseum, MacArtsCenter, GaleriNevAnkara, Borusan Contemporary,Contemporary Istanbul 2008,Proje 4L Elgiz, Beymen Zorlu Center and Galeri MCRD.

Installation View