How free is the consciousness that considers itself an independent entity, and how much do our manifested lines in life reflect our identity, desires, and acquisitions? Kerem Kuşçu explores and expresses his thoughts and research around this question through improvisational, spontaneous paintings. The images, which appear to belong to the people encountered in dreams or the lasting impressions of scenes experienced, create a multi-layered soft surface on craft paper using charcoal pencil, turpentine, and protective sprays, and are then colored with oil paint.
The materials used by the artist in creating the "Çevrim" series and the forms he intends to create serve as tools to express the presence of human consciousness, which shapes our existence and positions us historically and individually in his artistic pursuit. The consciousness, symbolized by red lines, combines with figures and spaces, imprisoning the human being in an abstract realm. The aim here is to create a rough and dull emotion in the images without covering the raw texture of the paper and ultimately provide the viewer with clues about their own consciousness.
Kerem Kuşçu was born in Çanakkale in 1985. He studied at Çanakkale Hüseyin Akif Terzioğlu Fine Arts Anatolian High School, specializing in painting, from 2000 to 2004. He then pursued his education at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Faculty of Education, Department of Visual Arts Teaching, from 2004 to 2008. Primarily focusing on figurative compositions, the artist showcases an expressive approach that interprets the positioning of the self-consciousness in nature.