Noah's Utopia 2020
This project came about while I was thinking and questioning our existence during the quarantine days and comparing the moment with the stories I heard in the past and occasionally trying to update these stories with empathy.This statue, which I imagined to be 4 meters high, will be sculpted with clay and molded and then bronze casting will be carried out. After this stage, it will take its final form by being painted in a colorful way as in iconographic works.In shape, this bronze statue imagened for 4 meters high and it's represents a gigantic portrait of Noah's water emerging from a wooden log, and the spirit of Noah covering this pond, and his utopia 'ship / ark', which is manifested in Noah's heart and thoughts and placed above his head. Noah's depiction with water flow from the body with enormous energy also represents patience and willpower. At the same time, the colorful nature of the statue also refers to the iconographic public space sculptures.
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İbrahim Koç was born in Mersin in 1980. As a youngster helearned the craft of a blacksmith in the Forge of his elderbrother and he learned other kind of meterial technics fromhis uncle before he studied Fine Arts and graduated from theMimar Sinan Fine Art University(MFA) in ̇ stanbul. He has participated in many exhibition and international festivals in Australia where he lived and worked for four years. He is incollection of Baksi Museum, Elgiz musum, ISSC Museum anda lot of art galleries on the world. His artworks also in many private collections and public spaces.. In his previous work , concepts of game. In this interrogation, concepts are drawnthrough figurative narration, and the sub-meanings arepointed out. In the process of his artistic production, aim toreverse the symbols underlying the images or mindsregardless of the content, material or technique that he use.