Ilhan Koman (1921-86) is a major figure in the history of Turkish Modern and Contemporary art. His
sculptures – both monumental public works and smaller scale series – explore the possibilities of form
and the nature of materials. Driven by scientific ideas and a strong connection to nature, Koman’s
abstract sculptural forms are rooted in minimalism and driven by a desire to discover “the unknown
within the known.
Egeran Gallery (Istanbul, Turkey) in collaboration with the Ilhan Koman Foundation, produced 5 of Komans sculptures representing the first-ever realization of the series according to the artist’s original plans and an important step in Turkish art history.
The short film captures the building of two out of the five sculptures. Slowly exposing the complexity of its form, the sculptures come alive as one by one each titanium sheet is meticulously twisted and bound together creating the sculptural formation.