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everything out of noting, a brief history of thoughts...

1996          born

2014-          İstanbul Mimar Sinan university -  cinematography 

2016 -        İstanbul Mimar Sinan Fine Arts  Academy -sculpture (still)

                3rd Kilyos Sand Art Festival / Municipality of Sarıyer 


2017          Batı Anadolu Grubu (West Anatolia Group) Painting - Sculpture Competition
                  award of purchase and exhibition (Izmir)

                 Ipek-Ahmet Merey Painting and Sculpture Competition / exhibition

                 International Poster Design Competition “The Light City - La Ciudad
                 Ligera” / MadridGrafica17 - exhibition along with 500 chosen designs at
                 Central Diseño/Matadero, Madrid

                 SelfExpression Photography Competition - publishing in the web site /
                 Saatchi Gallery

                4th Kilyos Sand Art Festival / Municipality of Sarıyer - İstanbul
                Turkey Jokey Club Mimar Sinan Race

                 Goblet Design Competition / exhibition


                  PATPAT Mimar Sinan University Year-End Student Exhibition
                  Department of Sculpture (group exhibition)

2018           Annual membership award in Biafarin Honor Awards in the 12th
                   International Arte Laguna Prize- 17.18


                  Two works selected for a private collection in 8th Bazaart Art

                  Honorable mension in Istanbul Ulus Lions Club Competition amongst 
                  Mimar Sinan University Sculpture department students.


2018-19      Kunstakademie Münster studied public art and installation ( Löbbert class )

2020          Kunstakademie Münster - in the film class as a guest student ( Andreas Köpenick class) 

Oğuz Savan is an İllustrator, designer and artist who works and lives between Münster, Berlin and İsanbul creates interwined forms and concepts in face of finding new perspective on reality. to do it he mixes the mediums and forms  from photograph pieces to formed sculptures, from ready made objects to animated drawings of him. he aim to fine interdimentions between the mediums to comprehend the substances in where we find ourselves, what the universe made of. As content and focus of his works associate with the  purposfullnes or so called teleological perspective of humankind. what makes the humanity being omnipotent to solve the nature and regenerate the reality with understandable structures out of nothing but at the same time ironically as a trap to fall in or drives people to stuck in a fictional realities, better to say a feeling, as if everything should happen and mean something or in sense of moral order. His works are aimed to show that some could be opposite of themselves when they were looking like easily approachable. his approach is to show: deciding what the thing are, could be irrelevant. judging what the things are, can be so slippery if we don't try to give a time to understand and accept them as they. in order to experience it he is occupied with different materials and methods by the working and thinking process by using the character of the materials he is trying out to find out connections where they come from and what is the relationships they have each other by building the bridges between them in his collages, sculptures, assemblages and animated video works works.

İstanbul, 2017

der Loch






Plaster, mirror


the dancer

35x22x16cm                metal, silicone                  2022


Ohne titel

Silicon, iron



Am Kreuz

Plaster, Silicon, metal wire


the work '' Gegen das Licht und Gewicht''  was and is still searching the connections between the twins words ''light'' which comes to mean luminary and oppositions of having mass in a human perception which means lightness and softness according to its contexts

a mass is about being heavy in a sense which is stable and solid in a place where it stands. which is not dynamic and hard to move
what I can perceive the thing what can be always there

what makes everything seem shaped is light such a thing like against the weight what moves the mass in our eyes

Gegen das Licht, gegen das Gewicht       
Against to light and weight

34cm x 26cm x 30cm
Plaster and silicone 
july 2022


''Give me the words tell me nothing''

confrontation on thinking about words as an plastic artist

video documentation of a spatial installation project
on the waterfront of İstanbul fine arts academy



the essence of this work include this example and more of it which are about possibilities of existence and behaviours on water in general but allways about the subject of ''content'' ''meaning'' and ''substence'' what we tend to load in the letters and words in any human culture throughout inventing language forms. İ just wanted to point out how irrelevant the words and letters can be on water. İn that sense the water is an element of nature which has interested me as a shaper former role  with its chaotic and unpredictible movements.

Oğuz Savan 
august 22
Portfolio      2016-2018

M a s k s

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Mask no.2
19 x 14 x 10 cm
polyetilen - recycle from waste bottle caps

     this mask serie is about to gather the used materials from streets in my hometown İstanbul which are wasted plastic and papers. the aim of making mask is about to recreating the materials what city used and carelessly wasted. in core, concept of trash is to me as footprints of the society such reflections as ı could use in masks which I recycled out of plastics, glass and papers.

Mask no. 1
19 x 15 x 11 cm
polyetilen - recycle from waste bottle caps

Masks no.3 -  Something Ugly something formless
15 x 10 x 9 cm
papier mache

Bust of an Old Man
25 x 20 x 20 cm
waste bottle glasses, epoxy
PATPAT 2017 - Mimar Sinan University Sculpture Department Year-End Student Exhibition

B E T W E E N     İ N N E R     A N D     O U T E R


''Between the inner&outer''


plaster,glass varnish, ash


 between two things, whenever I begin to think about the word ''between'' it is to me like  ''Dilemma''  or like staying in limbo which means nothing to decide or nowhere to go..
So I was striving to visualize the world inside of me  with transparent and opaque surfaces in order to express the contradictions of the inner and outer world of mine, within i would wanted to handle the subject with nature of the glass material which could be tricky to my senses because it makes me think being fragile and being dangerous by being fragile at the same time. this contradiction on that material fascinated me there. 
                                                           Oğuz 18'

from progress of the work, plaster part of the work.

some sketches to the  work...

while Matterials were getting together...


"Sleep welll, it is gonna be okay soon"


Papier machee, and paint



"The Burial"

The spritual meaning and value that humankind gives willingly or unwillingly to things, means something supernaturalin human processes even though it does not in nature’s own process. We have the habit to think by loading life to the lifeless, and holy values beyond matter to the living.
Our dead loved ones actually continue living in our metapsychical world. We tend to keep them living in different objects. We kill death; we transfer their matter-dependent souls as if they’re immortal from one material called body to another material. Despite we believe in the afterlife or not; grave Stones, sculptures, photographs, stories are the places where their souls live on. The nature kills our material existence, however, we feel we’re guarding the one we have buried. We bury to keep safe.
The property of a sculpture is that of being an image that lives forever on this earth. Through all history, putting souls into those sculptures to make it live on is the absolute proof of fighting against the final entropy, which is death.

190 x 175 x 75 cm
metal wire netting, papier mache

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As an artist, in a certain time as I was into making sculptures and studying sculpture as experimenter like who want to recreate the same form over and over in order to find out what is not expected but always with different materials...

it was to me so interesting to illustrate and find out which form can come to which ideas or emotions. thank to form of the material or in other words ''entity'' of the materials because in essence material gives the meaning to the sculptural composition and as humanbeings how we are affected from the nature of materials of the objects even though we don't think that it is in the conscious level of ourselves but actually it affect on our psychology anyway when we see them which are about forms and functions were sometimes in secondary place because power of the material what the things made of can be more important than how the structure can be in sculpture or in general in the things what we see in everyday life and İ thought something on sculpture, what more important can be, is about making things in different materials so ı was about to make them in different tools and places which are totaly different than each other. 
as a conclusion i chose a form like a bird more specially crow and experimented in three different materials.
                                                               Oguz 18'


"Crow composition in glass"


glass, epoxy, paint


this sculpture is nominated as mention award and won in İstanbul Lions club sculpture competition 



"Crow composition in metal"


iron (by welding and blacksmithing)



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"Crow composition in wood"




"İnfluence on Tempest sonata or an experiment about synesthesia''


Papier mache on tied metal wire




^Vicious circle"

plaster, stone

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