MEDIA: Laser cut iron plate, spray paint
SIZE: 37 x 47 cm
Tuğberk Selçuk was born in Istanbul in 1986. After studying in the United States and Great Britain, he returned to Turkey and studied at the Department of Industrial Design at Yeditepe University with Aziz Sarıyer, who inspired and guided his development as a sculptor.
After failing to graduate and noticing an increasing lack of connection between his identity as an artist and his area of study, Selçuk chose to pursue his interest in making three-dimensional sculptures by continuing his studies, this time in sculpture, at Marmara University. Following on from this he decided to open his own studio, despite stating openly in interviews that he’s not sure how he afforded to do so at the time, and in turn found himself working more creatively and independently than ever before.
This new lease of life meant that he could attend exhibitions as an independent artist and it wasn’t long before he found himself represented by Seyah Beyaz Gallery in Turkey, one of the oldest and most prestigious galleries the country has to offer. He has joined Lahd Gallery’s international platform in 2015 at Le Salon de Lahd by producing an exclusive art performance on the night referring to the popular Snow White’s fairy tale.