Yuşa Yalçıntaş

Pool, 2017, Kâğıt üzerine kurukalem, 72 x 133,5 cm

Pool is based on the ways humankind adopts information and culture from previous generations and passes it on to future generations. This work contains an allegorical narration similar to the other works by Yalçıntaş. There is a tie between the children in the pool and the toys in the front, which resemble Japanese kokeshi dolls. In this situation, each child takes the information from the group behind them and passes it to their dolls and shape them in a way. These toys represent either the children’s siblings or their next generations. In an alternative reading of the work, the toys represent the ego of these children. The child figures on the left side of the composition, look like ghosts, which are known as ‘Yürei’ in Japanese culture, with their invisible faces. As a result, this figure that is perceived as the symbol of death at first glance, actually symbolizes ‘birth’, because of the idea that every death brings together a new birth. The figure on the top corner indicates to the metaphysical side of the composition.