ALTERED BEAUTY BY MERVE MORKOC

by Ariadna Zierold

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Merve Morkoç is an artist currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Morkoç’s paintings are inspired by the culture and life of the streets, where she feels independent. For her, the internet, streets, gallery walls, paper and materials of any size can easily turn into efficient spaces. In this context, the artist is enthused by animation figures, commercials and narrative styles of urban origin that surround her.

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FREE FLOW OF THOUGHT BY AYCA TELGEREN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Istanbul, Turkey based Ayca Telgeren fictionalizes the known undefined heroes of an imaginary atmosphere beyond perception of time, space and form. The artist, whose works contain an attempt to reach a sincere and direct expression, embraces an unpremeditated interaction with life and free flow of thought as her practice.

 

ayca telgeren, istanbul, turkey, atmosphere, clean, flow, structure, structural, surreal, upper playgroundThe artist who has taken up to colossal scale in due course her paper works which she has started as miniature tries in year 2007, uses paper as paint/pencil. The artist, who defines the phase of production as a meticulous and fiery exploration process, says that the flexible, intimate and fragile structure of the material corresponds really well to the state of mind of works of this period.

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CORPORATE CULTURE BY EDA GECIKMEZ

by Ariadna Zierold

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Istanbul-based painter Eda Gecikmez offers a surreal take on corporate culture.

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She was born in 1984, in Istanbul. She studied Painting at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. During her studies she spent one year at Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, San Carlos Fine Arts, Spain. Since 2004 she has participated various group shows and international art projects in Turkey and abroad. Her recent works are mostly centered on issues around body, identity and gender politics, contemporary socio-cultural life, psychoanalysis and surrealism. Eda Gecikmez continues her practice at her studio in Istanbul.

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The Political Graphic Art of Cem Dinlenmiş

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The fun part is just guessing what is going on in the work of Cem Dinlenmis. (http://cemdinlenmis.com). Can you see which piece is supposed to be Turkey? Great work by the Istanbul-based graphic novelist…

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