Melis Buyruk – Anatomy Served

Melis Buryruk Bon Appetit
Melis Buyruk Menschliches allzumenschliches 2015 2
Melis Buyruk Menschliches allzumenschliches 2015 1
Melis Buyruk Menschliches allzumenschliches 2015 3
Melis Buyruk Arabesque Porcelain

Melis Buyruk crafts anatomical forms in ceramic some of which are featured on plates and embellished with insects and flowers. She uses ceramic, an often utilitarian material, as a form of presentation of both inner and outer beauty. Anatomical features are served separated from any tie to gender, race, or social position.

I followed up with Melis to ask her a few questions about herself and anatomy:

SA: Where are you currently based?
Melis: I am living in Istanbul.

SA: What motivates you to use anatomy in your work?
Melis: Anatomical parts of the human are the most democratic things about human being I think. I choose to emphasize what all human beings have in common. I transmit my motive to my audience through my choice of ordinary acts of human beings such as eating—a general, mechanical, and instinctive behaviour that is common to all species.

SA: Do you have a background in science or art or both?
Melis: I don’t have background in science but I am an artist. I studied fine arts.

Melis Buyruk Arabesque Porcelain Heart

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