SERKAN ÖZKAYA, ‘One and Three Pasta   ’, 2012, Postmasters Gallery
SERKAN ÖZKAYA, ‘One and Three Pasta   ’, 2012, Postmasters Gallery
SERKAN ÖZKAYA, ‘One and Three Pasta   ’, 2012, Postmasters Gallery
SERKAN ÖZKAYA, ‘One and Three Pasta   ’, 2012, Postmasters Gallery
SERKAN ÖZKAYA, ‘One and Three Pasta   ’, 2012, Postmasters Gallery
SERKAN ÖZKAYA, ‘One and Three Pasta   ’, 2012, Postmasters Gallery
SERKAN ÖZKAYA, ‘One and Three Pasta   ’, 2012, Postmasters Gallery
SERKAN ÖZKAYA, ‘One and Three Pasta   ’, 2012, Postmasters Gallery
SERKAN ÖZKAYA, ‘One and Three Pasta   ’, 2012, Postmasters Gallery
SERKAN ÖZKAYA, ‘One and Three Pasta   ’, 2012, Postmasters Gallery

One and Three Pasta deals with two men's absurd passion for an almost worthless object.

Imagine different kinds of pasta as design objects: the distinct shapes of farfalle, fusilli, rigatoni, spaghetti, penne and 87 others.

Imagine each pasta shape converted into a mathematical formula.

Imagine each formula used to print a 3D replica of the original pasta.

Taking Joseph Kosuth's One and Three Chairs (1965) as a conceptual model, the exhibition at Postmasters will consist of 92 shelves, each with a single pasta unit, its mathematical formula, and its 3D printed incarnation.

About SERKAN ÖZKAYA

Often working outside traditional art spaces, Serkan Ozkaya engages in a wide-ranging practice that includes performative displays, public sculpture, and conceptual gestures referring to art history and literature. His work frequently questions the nature of artistic reproduction; his work David (2012) re-created Michelangelo’s sculpture at two times the size. His ongoing “Dear Sir or Madam” series documents his correspondence to galleries and curators. With strange requests such as “Can I hang the Mona Lisa upside down?” the letters evidence the humor at the heart of Ozkaya’s work.

Turkish, b. 1973, based in Istanbul, Turkey