Yusuf Sevinçli’s peculiarly sensitive world captivates with its contrasts and profound blacks. The artist takes us with him in his daytime and night time ramblings. There we discover disarming solitary landscapes, stolen, sensual moments of intimacy. As if in a dream, we allow ourselves to be overcome, little by little, by a state of intoxication, of meditation, and even sometimes a spike of anxiety.
With his lens focused outwards, it is nonetheless an interior world that the artist is conveying. As if everything he captures in the world around him only shows itself in order to translate images buried in the meanders of his own daydreams and torments.
Oculus was published on the occasion of Yusuf Sevincli's exhibition of the same name at Galerist, Tepebasi, Istanbul between 14.12.2017 - 27.01.2018. Printed in a limited eidtion of 1,000 copies and designed by Valentina Abenavoli (Akina Books).