SEÇKÄ°N PÄ°RÄ°M (B. 1977)
SEÇKÄ°N PÄ°RÄ°M (B. 1977)
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signed and dated 'S PİRİM 2022' (on the backing board)
cut-out paper mounted on board
26 3/4 x 50 3/4in. (68 x 129cm.)
Executed in 2022
Donated by the artist.
Special notice
This lot has been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.
Further details
The seller of this lot is Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (registered in [63483] (IKSV) with charity number [63483]) and they will receive 100% of their net proceeds of sale (being the aggregate hammer price of the lots less any auction expenses, which will not exceed 5% of the aggregate hammer price of the lots). In addition, Christie’s will donate an amount equal to 2% of the hammer price of the lot from our Buyer’s Premium.
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Please note that the measurements of this work should read '26 3/4 x 50 3/4in. (68 x 129cm.)'

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Lot Essay

Seçkin Pirim’s paper works follow the aesthetic and conceptual framework of his distinctive sculptures and ambitious architectural projects. Their minimal language explores countless layers and variations in geometric form, and unlike his additive relief works, Pirim’s cut-out paper carves into the negative space of his abstract, floating picture plane.

The present work, Voice, elicits a sense of creation through subtraction, its dynamic, imagined forms recalling soundwaves and vibrational frequencies. The sculptural contours that emerge in the artist’s precise paper cut-outs play tricks on the viewer’s eye in a fashion similar to the Op Art compositions of Bridget Riley or Jesús Rafael Soto. Planned through computer-aided design, works such as Voice materialise from scientific research and the artist’s preoccupation with engineering and the aesthetics of computer technologies.

Seçkin Pirim was born in Ankara in 1977, and currently lives and works between Istanbul, Turkey and London, United Kingdom. He has exhibited at institutions including Borusan Sanat, Istanbul; Pera Museum, Istanbul; Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich and Saatchi Gallery, London. His works are also held in the public collections of The National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Istanbul Modern Museum of Art; Odunpazarı Modern Museum, Istanbul; Baksı Museum, Istanbul and Elgiz Museum, Istanbul.

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