Title: Yavuz Erkan – Unorthodox Aphorisms
Photographer: Yavuz Erkan
Essay by Francis E Parker
Date of publication: 2012
Place of publication: Brisbane, Australia
Dimensions of book: 288 x 288mm
Number of pages: 24
Number of images: 12
Publisher: QCP Publications
Retail price: $15 AUD
Summary of Project:
The Youngblood Editions initiative was created to encourage and support emerging Queensland photomedia artists in the development of their careers. The initiative awards one emerging artist with a publication and exhibition at the QCP. The initiative is supported by the $10 Art Collector Fundraiser.
In December 2011, Yavuz Erkan was announced as the first Youngblood Editions artist with his series Unorthodox Aphorisms. Francis E Parker (MUMA) describes Erkan’s images: ‘They evoke sensations that are at once familiar and peculiar, challenging received notions of how to behave’. Unorthodox Aphorisms explores and challenges ideas of masculinity, with a contained yet poetic series of unconventional performances and still lifes.