Gonca Ilbeyi


Nowadays more and more people, especially who live in large cities, suffer from a terrible emptiness and boredom, as if they are waiting for something that never arrives. Within modern civilization, its people lose the meaning of their lives, values, and they find themselves in morally decayed. My main purpose, through the medium of art, is to express the complexities and paradoxes of human existence in modern industrial societies- not from a pessimistic, but a skeptical perspective. Alienation, depersonalization, loss of identity in this world by bureaucratic rules and regulations are central problems of all modern industrial societies. The rise of modernization gave freedom, while at the same time giving birth to a society in which the individual feels alienated and dehumanized. The chaos or gap between the individual's aspirations and the individual limits of his society gives him some adaptation problems. In the first case, an individual adapts himself to certain external circumstances, and this situation creates something new in him, arouses new drives and new anxieties that are sometimes irrational and harmful to the development of men.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Prints--Themes, motives; Prints--Technique; Alienation (Social psychology) in art; Symbolism in art

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Document Type


Department, Program, or Center

School of Art (CIAS)


Bornarth, Philip

Advisor/Committee Member

Miller, Ed


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: NE850.I472 1991


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