Yaşam Şaşmazer, born in Istanbul in 1980, now lives and works in Istanbul and Berlin. Yaşam Şaşmazer studied sculpture at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts Istanbul and graduated in 2006 with av master´s degree. She is considered one of the most promising Turkish artists of her generation.
Şaşmazer began her career by creating sculptures of childlike figures. The body, its gestures and postures were always at the core of her work, her delicate characters are carved out of wood. From the very beginning her work has bee influenced by psychological thought and theory.
Here at Havremagasinet we show here exhibition Metanoia from 2013. Her figures having again matured, still visually contending and struggling with their own shadows.