Artists: Cansu Kahraman, Damla Çil, Elif Aktaş, Elif Aydemir, İbrahim Özsözgün, Ömer Yüksek, Seher Bediha Yılmaz, Tünay Tunç, Yıldız Dilara Sipahioğlu and Sena Gökçeoğlu
Curator: Sena Gökçeoğlu
Exhibition Date: 10 December – 31 December 2021
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“There have been many times in a forest where I felt that I was not looking after the forest. Some days I felt trees looking at me, talking to me…I was there, listening…”
Reaction is the reflex of the organism in the face of any situation. Although the eye perceives what it is looking at directly, artists indirectly express the act of seeing. Thus, the act of looking and the act of seeing are differentiated. The artist creates different meanings by distorting image clusters, just like water that creates reflections. This reflection is sometimes dispersed by fluctuations, sometimes it is completely visible, sometimes it disappears…
The artist re-interprets the images as a result of each of his productions. This repetitive characterization can reveal a reactive situation. The image can constantly change its meaning and if it differentiates, it becomes the secret of productions by creating the magic of art.
Curated by Sena Gökçeoğlu, “Tepke”, which consists of the works of 10 young artists, aims to combine the works of these young artists focusing on the act of looking, with the viewer’s point of view.
Cansu Kahraman (1991, Bursa) studied at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Painting Department between 2010-2016. In 2017, she won the Painting Department of Mimar Sinan University Fine Arts University Fine Arts Institute Master’s Program. She graduated from the Master’s program in 2020. In addition to winning various awards, the artist, who won the Nuri İyem Painting Award in 2021, took part in various group exhibitions and opened his first personal exhibition at the Akademililer Art Center.
Damla Çil (1994, İzmir) studied at İzmir Işılay Saygın Anatolian Fine Arts High School between 2009-2013 and at Mimar Sinan University Fine Arts Faculty Painting Department between 2013-2020. She is continuing her Master’s Degree Painting Program at Mimar Sinan University she. The artist, whose works were exhibited in various group exhibitions, was awarded the 1st prize in the Can Ayan Print Competition in 2017, the Art Basel Travel Scholarship in 2018, and the 1st prize in the Ulus Lions Club Painting Competition held in 2020.
Elif Aktaş (1995, İzmir) started her fine arts education at the Painting Department of Buca Işılay Saygın Anatolian Fine Arts High School. He finished the school with the first place in 2013 and won the Painting Department of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in the same year. During his undergraduate education, he worked in lithography, engraving and serigraphy printing workshops besides the workshop. In 2017, İpek Ahmet Merey was awarded the Success Award. Between 2018-2019, she studied at Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain with the Erasmus program. During this period, he continued his artistic research in the important art museums of Europe. In 2020, she finished second in the painting department and was awarded the Sabancı Art Award. He is currently continuing his postgraduate education at the same university.
Inspired by the journeys of modern science to different planets and the search for extraterrestrial life in his works, the artist tries to analyze the atmospheric effect and the transformation of elements by using the plastic elements of the painting by constructing different spaces in his works.
Elif Aydemir (1990, Bursa) After graduating from Zeki Müren Anatolian Fine Arts High School Painting Department, she completed her undergraduate education at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Painting Department in 2015. She studied painting at Nedret Sekban and Ahmet Umur Deniz atelier between 2008-2015. After her academic education, she continues her painting studies in her own workshop in Istanbul. He has received exhibition awards in many competitions and in 2014, she received the third prize in the Lions Club New Quests Competition.
Psychological social problems, concerns and stances in life, along with the emotional states of man and woman; sometimes in crowds, sometimes through a mere body or a portrait, he reflects with his own style perception. She needs to identify and use the lyrical attitude of nature, full of enthusiasm, with women in her paintings.
İbrahim Özsözgün (1994, Diyarbakır) studied at Ankara Anatolian Fine Arts High School between 2008-2012 and at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Painting Department between 2012-2017. Since 2018, he has been continuing her Master’s Degree Painting Program at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.
He creates his personal images with the themes of the human figure as the center of his paintings. The artist, whose works were exhibited in various mixed exhibitions and fairs, won the first prize in the “New Searches” competition of Ulus/IstanbulLions Club in 2015 and the Achievement award in the AhmetMerey Painting Competition held in 2016.
Ömer Yüksek (1994, Berlin) studied at Tekirdağ Fine Arts High School Painting Department between 2008-2012, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Painting Department between 2012-2017, He completed his master’s degree in Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University Painting Department between 2017-2020.
The artist, who creates his paintings on the image of women, frequently uses the theme of anxiety in his paintings. The artist, who participates in many group exhibitions and art fairs, continues to work in Istanbul.
Seher Bediha Yılmaz (1983, Trabzon) studied at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Painting Department between 2003-2010. The artist, whose works have been exhibited in various group exhibitions, also worked in the project “One Year in the Passage” between 2018-2019.
Sena Gökçeoğlu (1994, Yozgat) graduated from Denizli Anatolian Fine Arts High School Painting Department between 2008-2012 and from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Painting Department, Nedret Sekban, Ahmet Umur Deniz atelier between 2012-2017. In 2017-2020, she completed her master’s degree in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Painting Department. She took part in the ‘Base’ project in 2017 and her works were exhibited in various group exhibitions and fairs.
The human body in his works; It deals with the anonymous body images of an anonymous emotion away from retinal observation.
Tünay Tunç (1987, Razgrat, Bulgaria) After graduating from Bursa Anatolian Fine Arts High School between 2001-2005, she graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Painting Department in 2010.
Among the personal exhibitions of the artist; Doruk Art Gallery (Istanbul 2012 and 2014) “Distances” and “Between the Lake and the Ground”, Abstract Art Gallery (Ankara 2015) “The Other Wind”, Idil Art Gallery (Istanbul 2016) and “Another Place” ” is found. The artist, whose works were exhibited in various group exhibitions and fairs, has four awards, including the State Painting and Sculpture Competition Achievement Award.
Yıldız Dilara Sipahioğlu (1998, Istanbul) graduated from Ankara Fine Arts High School Painting Department in 2016. In the same year, she entered Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Painting Department and continues his studies at Ahmet Umur Deniz Atelier. She completed her education at the Jan Matejko Fine Arts Academy in Krakow / Poland through the Erasmus + Program in the Fall Semester 2019-2020.