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Levent Morgok

BIOGRAPHY / ERZURUM, 1969

Levent Morgök completed his education at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Painting. Taking part in several mixed exhibitions locally as well as abroad, the artist has been meeting his audience at Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery since year 2000. With his works of art in collections at the United States, France, Belgium, Dubai, The United Kingdom and Greece, Morgök is continuing with his activities in Istanbul.

Levent Morgök brings together different concepts which are seemingly representation of classical painting approach yet are diverse in respect of both technique and context. The artist attempting to disrupt traditional concept of painting via materials, which create painting as surfaces uses besides canvas, quilts, light boxes, metal as well as plexy, creates his works of art on new surfaces with new materials. In his both three-dimensional as well as canvas works, the artist creates a perception which liberates the audience or imprisons the audience inside the work. In his own words, the moments we live, words we utter are experienced and are to be referred to in the past tense ever since. While painting, tries to derive the experienced and perfectly crystallized instant from amongst the layers of time. And in order to give that feeling, squeezes his figures within those layers. Exactly like the layers of time squeezing our memoirs.

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Levent Morgok EN

Levent Morgok

BIOGRAPHY / ERZURUM, 1969

Levent Morgök completed his education at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Department of Painting. Taking part in several mixed exhibitions locally as well as abroad, the artist has been meeting his audience at Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery since year 2000. With his works of art in collections at the United States, France, Belgium, Dubai, The United Kingdom and Greece, Morgök is continuing with his activities in Istanbul.

Levent Morgök brings together different concepts which are seemingly representation of classical painting approach yet are diverse in respect of both technique and context. The artist attempting to disrupt traditional concept of painting via materials, which create painting as surfaces uses besides canvas, quilts, light boxes, metal as well as plexy, creates his works of art on new surfaces with new materials. In his both three-dimensional as well as canvas works, the artist creates a perception which liberates the audience or imprisons the audience inside the work. In his own words, the moments we live, words we utter are experienced and are to be referred to in the past tense ever since. While painting, tries to derive the experienced and perfectly crystallized instant from amongst the layers of time. And in order to give that feeling, squeezes his figures within those layers. Exactly like the layers of time squeezing our memoirs.

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2016
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mixed media on canvas
50 x 50 cm
2016
2013Untitled

2013
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Light box, mixed media
150 x 132 x 10 cm
2013
2013Light the fire, burn the love

2013
Light the fire, burn the love

Light box, mixed media
150 x 132 x 10 cm
2013
2013Untitled

2013
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Light box, mixed media
120 x 140 x 8 cm
2013
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2011
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Light box, mixed media
160 x 140 x 23 cm
2011
2011Untitled

2011
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Light box, mixed media
160 x 140 x 23 cm
2011
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2007
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mixed media on canvas
140 x 140 cm
2007
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2006
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mixed media on quilt
142 x 204 cm
2006
2006Untitled

2006
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mixed media on quilt
160 x 162 cm
2006
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2005
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mixed media on canvas
250 x 200 cm
2005
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2005
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mixed media on canvas
135 x 135 cm
2005

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Scope Art Show, New York 2017

02 – 05 MARCH 2017 /// NEW YORK, USA
GROUP EXHIBITION
Baris Saribas – Beyza Boynudelik – Bubi – Ekin Ergok – Ekrem Yalcindag – Emir Uras – Ergin Inan – Ertugrul Ates – Evren Erol – Fatmagul Karadeniz – Fulya Asyali – Gokhan Deniz – Gulce Yelken – Gulveli Kaya – Gunes Cinar – Gunseli Kato – Husamettin Kocan – Kurt Bullend – Levent Morgok – Murat Germen – Nadide Akdeniz – Necip Baykara – Onay Akbas – Ozan Turkkan – Rengin Altinalmaz – Ruchan Sahinoglu – Selin Selgur – Seydi Murat Koc – Sira Oflaz – Varol Topac – Yusuf Taktak – Zeynep Dilek Cetiner

 

After its participation in Scope Miami Art Show, Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery took part in Scope New York Art Show between March 02 and 06, 2017, with an installation titled “Istanbul’s Cabinet of Curiosities”, comprising of the works of 32 contemporary Turkish artists.

Following Miami Scope Art Show, Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery introduced this time a mural collage installation of multidisciplinary works inspired by the city, stepping forth from the cultural layers of Istanbul. With this exhibition Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery attracts attention to the relationship between Turkey’s contemporary art practices and Anatolian culture as the junction, intersection of civilizations throughout the ages as well as today’s world: thirty two artists from different generations, living and producing at varied geographies, nourished by their habitat, contemporary practices of art, Anatolia’s cultural heritage and their personal experiences.

“Cabinet of Curiosities”, originated with the discovery impetus of the Renaissance, initially brought together items which were discrepant, amazing and heterodox. Then, re-introduced the eclectic structure posed within the framework of a homogeneous universe ranging from a collection to the idea and concept of a museum. Cabinet of Curiosities is a symbol of curiosity, research, and inquiry, propagating knowledge, prestige and new perspectives. Further to being a symbolic conveyance of the personal universe, a transformation of whatever belongs to the culture and accumulation of humanity.

Istanbuls Cabinet of Curiosities concept is at the same time a suggestion regarding intercultural dialogue and transitivity.

While the concept of Istanbul‘s Cabinet of Curiosities highlighted the movement of the culture over the trade routes of the Phoenicians from Istanbul to the Mediterranean and from there to South America, as well as the indicators of a process that signifies a dialogue with similarities and diversities, the project also remarks the productions of artists coming from different generations and geographies of Istanbul, which is an unusual and special world city composed of different cultural layers.

Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery generated this project through rare works of very specific artists selected from amongst the exclusive and setting sail on a new odyssey in pursuit of the historical accumulation. Following the footsteps of civilization ever since the Phoenicians, is reshaping Turkey’s artists living and creating in the 21st century in soils not too distant apart. And is bringing together the époque-integrated works of those artists impersonating such terra with the mutual language of the greater global terrain.

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Scope Art Show, Miami 2016

29 NOVEMBER – 04 DECEMBER 2016 /// MIAMI, USA
GROUP EXHIBITION
Baris Saribas – Bedri Baykam – Beyza Boynudelik – Bubi – Ebru Duruman – Ekrem Kahraman – Ekrem Yalcindag – Emir Uras – Ergin Inan – Ertugrul Ates – Evren Erol – Fatmagul Karadeniz – Fulya Asyali – Gokhan Avcioglu – Gokhan Deniz – Gulce Yelken – Gulveli Kaya – Gunes Cinar – Gunseli Kato – Hakan Cinar – Halil Akdeniz – Harun Antakyali – Hasan Cem Araptarli – Husamettin Kocan – Huseyin Arda – Kerem Agrali – Kurt Bullend – Levent Morgok – Nadide Akdeniz – Necip Baykara – Murat Germen – Onay Akbas – Ozan Turkkan – Rengin Altinalmaz – Ruchan Sahinoglu – Serpil Kapar – Seydi Murat Koc – Ugur Caki – Varol Topac – Yigit Yazici
 

Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery took part at Scope Miami Art Show between November 29 and December 04, 2016 with an installation of 9×3 m titled “Istanbul’s Cabinet of Curiosities”, comprising of the works of 42 contemporary Turkish artists.

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“Contemporary Stories 2”

16 AUGUST – 16 OCTOBER 2016 /// 42 MASLAK, ISTANBUL
GROUP EXHIBITION
Ayla Turan – Baris Saribas – Beyza Boynudelik – Evren Erol – Fatmagul Karadeniz – Fulya Asyali – Gokhan Deniz – Gokte Tunc – Gulce Yelken – Gunes Cinar – Hakan Bilal Karakaya – Hakan Cinar – Hakan Kirdar – Hasan Cem Araptarli – Ilke Kutlay – Kerem Agrali – Kurt Bullend – Levent Morgok – Nadide Akdeniz – Necip Baykara – Olgu Ulkenciler – Rengin Altinalmaz – Ruchan Sahinoglu – Serpil Kapar – Ugur Caki – Varol Topac

 

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