Cubby Hole


The series emphasizes how contractionary, disconnected and imprisoned our daily lives are; despite they have
been grounded on idealist vision of modernism at first place.
‘cubbyhole’ transforms insisted modern big city life paths into sophisticated and multilayered images.
People get off the house; take air-conditioned cars; pass to offices in plazas; spend our time in shopping malls
to be entertained or socialize.  This vortex that anybody cannot escape and drift from one cube to another, is
actually a fiction created by capitalism and modernism to control people. Sergen Şehitoğlu traces world’s
isolated individuals, where people break off other people and nature, via his photography in the series of
‘Cubby Hole’. Without any digital manipulation, the artist locks the imprisoned individual again and again with
repeated horizontal and vertical lines in almost kaleidoscopic images.
How this life style, that we already accepted its rules, is against to our nature is the point that is highlighted in
the series of ‘Cubby Hole’. As Kurt Vonnegut says, “I tell you, we are here on earth to fart around; and don’t let
anybody tell you different’.

Nilüfer Şaşmazer