b. 1998, Belgium

:mentalKLINIK Artworks

:MentalKLINIK's diverse array of mixed-media installations, performances, sculptures, and unique art objects shift between emotional and robotic sensibilities. In their work, seductive glamour crosses with dark humour and other oxymorons in a hyper-stimulating atmosphere of bright neon, mirrored disco balls, projected light, and glitter.

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PuFF

In 2009, :mentalKLINIK made their international debut, presenting their seminal installation PuFF at Art Basel 40. Three launchers shot clouds of glitter into the air before settling on the stage to be vacuumed up by cleaning robots following pre-programmed paths in an unending ballet. The project marked the first use of these commercially available vacuum robots by the artists. In the years since, the artists have revisited this combination of robots and glitter several times.

Sliders, Slivers, Lovers, and Cheaters

In the early 2010s, the duo began making a body of abstracted wall-based works that hover between two-dimensional image and three-dimensional sculpture. These continue to be a staple of :mentalKLINIK's practice, alongside more text-based works such as happy enough (2015) and its derivatives.

Beginning with works like Slider-1109 (2011), the duo use materials such as tempered glass, polyester films, anodised aluminium, coated steel, and liquid polymer resin to create a 21st-century aesthetic. These intricate minimalist works, in which the viewer faces their own reflection, capture traces of excess and human anxiety. The hexagonal 'Cheater' works break free of the traditionally minimalist compositions of the 'Sliders' and 'Slivers', while the 'Lovers' works and others like them take on a traditional round mirror form, evoking the self-interested nature of contemporary internet culture.

MAGMAONTHEMOUNTAIN

Furthering :mentalKLINIK's transdisciplinary scope, in 2013 the duo organised a performative dinner at Istanbul Modern. Examining banqueting, food culture, and their associated social activities, 50 guests were invited to sit around tables decorated with a wax-covered motorcycle helmet. Under cinematic lighting and accompanied by music, they indulged in five different 'tastes' made by chef İskender Erocak according to a prescribed list of adjectives under the headings of smell, colour, texture, feeling, sound, and style.

Some Time

Playing with child-like perceptions, as seen earlier in the 'Airless' sculpture series (2015), the duo's 'Some Time' series (2017) sees Time Magazine covers whimsically decorated with stickers. Appearing like something that could conceivably be found in the desk of a pre-teen, 'Some Time' consumes the serious world of politics contained within the magazine under a lens of colourful cartoon characters and emoji stickers.

Bitter Medicine

In Bitter Medicine, a 2020 exhibition shown consecutively at Istanbul's Borusan Contemporary and the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, :mentalKLINIK offered a bitter pill to swallow in the void of museum spaces, shuttered and empty due to the Covid-19 pandemic. :MentalKLINIK's active installation PUFF OUT, live-streamed online 24/7, saw six robotic vacuum cleaners pre-programmed to detect dust moving about across a floor caked in colourful glitter.

As the robots moved, they created drawings and patterns, spreading the glitter around the empty museum space. These movements created a party atmosphere live on screen at a time when partying was ill-advised, if not outlawed, for the sake of public health.

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CROMATIC MADNESS 1706 by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork sculpture
:mentalKLINIK CROMATIC MADNESS 1706, 2017 Cotton paper and dichroic micro-layered polyester solar film
150 x 250 cm
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TERRIBLY JOLLY by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork installation
:mentalKLINIK TERRIBLY JOLLY, 2022 Vinyl
334 x 958 cm
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ARE YOU LIKED ENOUGH by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork sculpture
:mentalKLINIK ARE YOU LIKED ENOUGH, 2018–2022 Two layers of hand-written neon works (yellow and fuchsia)
73 x 180 x 10 cm
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Wet Paintings 2101 by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork sculpture
:mentalKLINIK Wet Paintings 2101, 2021 Tempered glass, Micro-layered polyester solar films, liquid polyurithane, artist frame, and anodized aluminium
161 x 111 x 4 cm
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Faker 2105 by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork sculpture
:mentalKLINIK Faker 2105, 2021 Tempered glass, micro- layered polyester solar films, artist frame, and coated aluminium
41 x 31 x 2 cm
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Faker 2104 by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork sculpture
:mentalKLINIK Faker 2104, 2021 Tempered glass, micro-layered polyester solar films, artist frame, and coated aluminium
41 x 31 x 2 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
Wet Painting 2103 by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork sculpture
:mentalKLINIK Wet Painting 2103, 2021 Tempered glass, micro-layered polyester solar films, liquid polyurithane, artist frame, and anodised aluminium
161 x 111 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
Ticklish 2201 by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork textile
:mentalKLINIK Ticklish 2201, 2022 Polyester woven fabric, water-based emulsion, and aluminium stretcher.
150 x 130 cm
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Dirty Mirror 2103 by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork sculpture
:mentalKLINIK Dirty Mirror 2103, 2021 Tempered glass, reverse painting&printing&mirroring, artist frame; and chemical polished anodised aluminium
136 x 106 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
Disgustingly Awful Paintings 2102 by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork sculpture
:mentalKLINIK Disgustingly Awful Paintings 2102, 2021 Tempered glass, liquid polyurithane, reverse painting, reverse printing, reverse mirroring, chemical polished anodised aluminium
100 x 80 x 2 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
Wet Paintings 2105 by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork sculpture
:mentalKLINIK Wet Paintings 2105, 2021 Tempered glass, liquid polyurithane, reverse painting, reverse printing, reverse mirroring, chemical polished anodised aluminium
81 x 61 x 4 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
Wet Paintings 2104 by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork sculpture
:mentalKLINIK Wet Paintings 2104, 2021 Tempered glass, liquid polyurithane, reverse painting, reverse printing, reverse mirroring, chemical polished anodised aluminium
81 x 61 x 4 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
DIRTY MIRROR 2105 by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork sculpture
:mentalKLINIK DIRTY MIRROR 2105, 2021 Tempered glass, liquid polyurithane, reverse painting, reverse printing, reverse mirroring, chemical polished anodised aluminium
76 x 66 x 4.5 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
DIRTY MIRROR 2104 by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork sculpture
:mentalKLINIK DIRTY MIRROR 2104, 2021 Tempered glass, liquid polyurithane, reverse painting, reverse printing, reverse mirroring, chemical polished anodised aluminIum
136 x 106 x 4.5 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
HYPER-SCREEN 2102 by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork sculpture
:mentalKLINIK HYPER-SCREEN 2102, 2021 3 channel hyperspring videos, loop (colour, sound), 50’’ 4K qLed screens (3), tilting wall mount
170 x 110 x 10 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
HYPER-SCREEN 2101 by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork sculpture
:mentalKLINIK HYPER-SCREEN 2101, 2021 3 channel hyperspring videos, loop (colour, sound), 50’’ 4K qLed screens (3), tilting wall mount
170 x 110 x 10 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
SHE'S AWFULLY BEAUTIFUL by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork sculpture
:mentalKLINIK SHE'S AWFULLY BEAUTIFUL, 2011 Coated stainless steel, nail screws
266 x 727 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
LINECLOUD 02 by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork sculpture
:mentalKLINIK LINECLOUD 02, 2008 5 neon tubes and 3 transformers
110 x 160 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
LAZY WORKS 2013 by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
:mentalKLINIK LAZY WORKS 2013, 2020 Sticky page markers (foil transparent) on squared index card
20 x 12 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
LAZY WORKS 2012 by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
:mentalKLINIK LAZY WORKS 2012, 2020 Sticky page markers (foil transparent) on squared index card
20 x 12 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
LAZY WORKS 2011 by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
:mentalKLINIK LAZY WORKS 2011, 2020 Sticky page markers (foil transparent) on squared index card
20 x 12 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
LAZY WORKS 2010 by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
:mentalKLINIK LAZY WORKS 2010, 2020 Sticky page markers (foil transparent) on squared index card
20 x 12 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
LAZY WORKS 2009 by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
:mentalKLINIK LAZY WORKS 2009, 2020 Sticky page markers (foil transparent) on squared index card
20 x 12 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
LAZY WORKS 2008 by :mentalKLINIK contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
:mentalKLINIK LAZY WORKS 2008, 2020 Sticky page markers (foil transparent) on squared index card
20 x 12 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
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