The Sun, Rising and The Moon

Size: 150x150cm
Material: MDF with Stainless Steel Hinges

Laden with symbolism, The Sun, Rising and The Moon is an interactive sculptural tryptic which explores the human condition - a complex system of external projections, internal persona's and exiled aspects of self. Through the use of evocative, yet oversaturated references from astrology, religion, mythology, pop culture and technology, Enes Güç takes a humorous approach in expressing human suffering with an awareness that the condition is both deeply personal, yet universally and infinitely relatable. The interactive functionality of the work also prompts the relational nature of self-reflection - that it is through the presence of another individual that one may discover aspects of self that were previously concealed.

This is further supported through allowing the observer to interact with the work to project themselves into the narrative and thus experiencing the triptych as a mirror into oneself.

Shy Dragon

Size: 40x30x20
Material: Clay, Metal Wires and Smart Light

Shy Dragon is a sculptural smart lamp that takes inspiration from Mythology and Technology. With the work, Enes Güç sets a reminder for going inwards to find light and strength within to shine brighter in times of need.

Tale Of All Victories

Tale of All Victories is the 3rd 3D painting from the series of "The Tales". This series is about the personal growth and healing process and choosing the battles to win is one of those lessons that one needs to learn to be able to grow in the desired direction. This work is focusing on the feeling of loss after victories. Giving away many things to be able to "win" sometimes hurts individuals more than it helps. Learning how to choose what battles one should fight for is one of the important lessons we all need to learn.

Under the source
That was promised to heal all your wounds,
Which you craved so deeply,
Did you burn everything to get here?
Did you really think that it would be safer here?
That you can take off your armour,
put down your weapons?
When there is no other place to go to,
Where did you think all the wildlings would go?
Watch out for the ones trying to come closer.
Look at all the ones watching you.
What do they all think?
After the war is over,
when the winner stops fighting.
Do they still know who they are?
What were they even fighting for?

Tale of Letting Go

Tale of letting go is focusing on our wishes and dreams as well as our fears which were implemented to us by others while we were ignoring our own deeply buried desires and running away from them. To be able to accept these, we must first unlearn all of these and take the steps to heal ourselves to become our own true selves.

In the 3D painting, a steamy hamam like environment is used to illustrate a place of letting go. We see a chained figure sitting on a head sculpture while he is holding onto two other figures in the middle. The chinese head scan is representing knowledge as the old chinese Tao poem used in a glass panel in the painting. The figures on his sides can be understood as people or mentalities who he could not let go. One being strong and the other one being suffering due to the attachment.

The water coming from the crying sculpture is being transformed into the other two figures holding the lights in their hands which is showing the process of healing. First pain, transformation and hope.

He who stands on tiptoe, doesn’t stand firm.
He who rushes ahead doesn’t go far.
He who tries to shine dims his own light.
He who defines himself can’t know who he really is.
He who has power over others can’t empower himself.
He who clings to his work will create nothing that endures.
If you want to accord with the Tao,
just do your job, then let go.
(poem from Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching)