The Speech of Loss
My work is inspired by Loss and Mourning. Loss is an interesting subject as the concept of death itself is a wide phenomenon. Everyday we risk losing touch with our values, history and memories with the constant change and new birth that happens in life. As apparent as this is, we rarely get to spare time to grieve for the things that are gone.
There is a certain kind of melancholy and beauty within loss. It is an event that we accept without question as we see it occur in nature. At a safe distance, it can even be poetic. However, as loss becomes more personal , the idea of not-existing becomes harder to bear and reason for caution.
'The Speech of Loss' is an attempt to explore a visual language of an aesthetic of loss and mourning. I create personal objects of grief inspired by natural and industrial everyday elements, brought together in order to find a place between being and not being.
School of Arts & Humanities
MA Jewellery & Metal, 2018
Sadi Yetkili is a Cypriot maker and jewellery artist who is living and working in London.
''My work is inspired by our attachment to personal belongings in the context of memory, life and loss.''
Our connections to our surroundings are highly influenced by how we experience life from our past. In this way it is personal, subjective and multi-dimensional. I am interested in realising how we project different emotions on personal belongings through memory. In this way I hope to explore and share different ways of seeing objects of attachment.
- BA Fine Art, Sculpture , Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, 2015
- 2018, I Believe..., Jewellery & Metal Group Exhibition, Pinakhotek, Munich; 2018, RCA WIP SHOW, Royal College of Art, London; 2017, RCA WIP SHOW, Royal College of Art, London; 2015, Pat Pat 3 Group Exhibition- Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul; 2015, Lions ʻNew Quests 3ʼ Sculpture Exhibition- Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul; 2014, Pat Pat 2 Group Exhibition- Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul; 2014, Ipek-Ahmet Merey Painting and Sculpture Exhibition- Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul; 2014, Lions ʻNew Quests 2ʼ Sculpture Exhibition- Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul; 2011, Light, Space and Wood Group Exhibition- Mine Art Gallery, Istanbul; 2010, Kastamonu Wooden Sculpture Symposium, Turkey
- 2015, Sakip Sabanci Foundation Art Awards – First Prize, Istanbul; 2014, Ipek-Ahmet Merey Sculpture Award, Istanbul