A few thoughts on the current state of the work of
Losing touch with Nature, means for me losing touch with humanity
Funda Özgünaydın studied Fine Arts at Crawford College of Art and
Design in Ireland and has earned her Diploma at the UDK, Universität der
Künste, Berlin. In 2014 she also became a master student of
Dr. phil. Hito Steyerl.
Her works can be interpreted as a critical confrontation on current
social structures and life’s course.
That is the reason why she focuses
on socio political, ontological and existential issues in context of
human condition against modern society and nature.
In this sense, at first, she is interested in hierarchical relations and
attitudes within devoted social layers.
On the other hand, she searches for answers on how to represent a
new perception on social progress visually and how this
transformation can be painted.
Her compositions consist of contrasts and conflicts,
Özgünaydin shows her belief of the deep relationship between art and
life. Her works’ unique characteristic show themselves in collage
techniques and as in the conceptual manner, hybrid structures.
characters are sometimes portrayed as half human half flower or half
human-half animal, the synthesis of human, animal and plant.
By highlighting ecologic importance of humanist ideas, she criticizes
the world’s current condition. In her works, the artist seeks for reality
directly by wandering between paintings, sketches, silkscreen printing
and new media.