Who is Viron Erol Vert?
How does a human being grasp his identity? Which sources inform him about his origin? How does he decide where he is from? How are you? „Who are you?“ Where does he even start? The Berlin residing artist Viron Erol Vert is tackling these questions by constantly collecting and keeping track of his visual memory through various materials. Vert indiscriminately uses materials like paper, cloth, patterns, painting, photographer to create experiments designed to act as transformations between media. He brings together imagery, which he deems as significant for himself, to create shared relations, forms, and new possibilities.The end result are collages, designs, statues or design objects, like scarves and carpets that are made using traditional production techniques. Vert’s relation with history not only represents identity crisis but also acts a threshold of awareness; a cosmos of imagination. History deals with the future, Viron Erol Vert deals with both. Vert virtually works as a child of alchemist. He collects curative imagery, fascinating stories, and characters that are inspired and compile them to the light of his own imagination. Some visual codes are used on strategic designs, repeated as a template to create a new miseen scene. He sincerely believes in his own tales, just like every good story.In fact, he keeps a record of his own epoch, just like a vakanuvis (court historian). He does not want to forget mementos, things he has seen, and people he encountered; in a period where changing moving images fill our screens. He creates abstract narratives and records his personal history. He discusses these issues with different references, using his multi-cultural family background, cosmic interests, and his multi-identity stemming from living in Berlin. Vert associates his identity with what he remembers and what he has forgotten; he answers the questions about his relationship with forms and linguistic meetings.His imagination runs deep: the flying carpet fairy tale, the myth of King Solomon, astrological charts, religious history … he implements their hopeful signs, signs and symbols that inspire him in his works, transforming and updating them to our times.
Text / Adnan Yildiz