Levent Morgok EN Mobil

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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Kurt Bullend EN

Kurt Bullend

BIOGRAPHY / ISTANBUL, 1959

Kurt Bullend graduated from Marmara University School of Economics.

Although he was educated in economics, he is sustaining his living by painting. In his works of art starting with charcoal and continuing with oil paint, particularly female figures were at all times prevalent. Following being introduced with hyper-realism, he developed his art in this direction. In this subject, he worked at the workshops of artists both locally as well as abroad. Throughout the duration of one and a half years he was at Paris, he conducted research in hyper-realism and lived in Moscow for two years.

While generating his works with main theme consisting of existence philosophy, Bullend selecting hyper-realism, is processing such spiritual subjects like ego and innocence. The artist questioning modern urban life perceiving by people as reality, is demonstrating that the reality taught us is false ego getting used to the rules imposed to us by modern urban life. He attracts attention to the innocent self-ego of man as a spiritual entity in existence ever since birth.

2015I am Innocent

2015
I am Innocent

oil on canvas
175 x 175 cm
2015
2015Breath

2015
Breath

oil on canvas
175 x 175 cm
2015
2016I Love Myself

2016
I Love Myself

oil on canvas
157 x 210 cm
2016
2016I Forgive You

2016
I Forgive You

oil on canvas
180 x 160 cm
2016
2016The Journey Home

2016
The Journey Home

oil on canvas
180 x 160 cm
2016
2016This is Me

2016
This is Me

oil on canvas
175 x 175 cm
2016
2017Speak Out

2017
Speak Out

oil on canvas
175 x 175 cm
2017
2017Other

2017
Other

oil on canvas
175 x 175 cm
2017
2017Child

2017
Child

oil on canvas
175 x 175 cm
2017
2016Word is Magic - I

2016
Word is Magic - I

oil on canvas
30 x 40 cm
2016
2016Word is Magic - IV

2016
Word is Magic - IV

oil on canvas
30 x 40 cm
2016
2016Word is Magic - V

2016
Word is Magic - V

oil on canvas
40 x 30 cm
2016

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Ian James Carr EN

Ian James Carr

BIOGRAPHY / MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT, USA, 1987

Ian James Carr graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie of Amsterdam in 2011. “Broken Language”, curated by Daine Coppola at REVERSE Space (New York) in 2014, “Future Origins”, also curated by Daine Coppola and hold at Gallery Rene Mele (New York) in 2015 and “I’ve Lost Control Again”, curated by Tracy McKenna at the Greenwich Flinn Gallery in 2016, are just some of his solo exhibitions. Many of his artworks are in collections of Amsterdam and New York.

Carr’s work is realized through the relationship that his materials have with each other as well as their relationship with the materials used in everyday life. Steel and wood are used most often because they are the primary materials of our homes and infrastructure. The forms Carr’s sculptures take arise spontaneously from the means of construction, and the materials and tools he have access to heavily dictate the outcome of each piece. For Carr this is exciting because he has leaned it is better not to plan or make blueprints before making a sculpture, he feels that making a plan has a negative effect on the creative aspect of making art. Carr likes to let the materials and forms he is working with have the power, to allow them to flow freely in their abilities and strengths, while he performs merely as a liaison between the raw material and the finished work. It takes a certain level of sensitivity towards the material and the materials counterpoints in the real world in order to make the next decision and he has learned to do this through practicing acute observation both inside and outside of the studio, learning on how things fit together physically and conceptually. Ultimately his works become about the spatial and material relationships of each piece, while remaining conscious and playful of the possible connections the viewer may make to things in real-world space and situations.

2016Beacon

2016
Beacon

steel, wood and prefabricated hardware
152 x 35 x 25 cm
2017
2017Untitled

2017
Untitled

steel, aerosol paint
75 x 30 x 20 cm
2017
2017Untitled

2017
Untitled

steel, aerosol paint
70 x 12 x 22 cm
2017
2017Untitled

2017
Untitled

steel, aerosol paint
75 x 15 x 25 cm
2017
2017Gladio

2017
Gladio

steel, wood, paint
155 x 40 x 60 cm
2017
2016-2017Untitled

2016-2017
Untitled

steel, wood and prefabricated hardware
195 x 66 x 53 cm
2016-2017
2016Untitled

2016
Untitled

steel, wood, latex paint and prefabricated hardware
116 x 28 x 22 cm
2016
2016Untitled

2016
Untitled

steel, wood, latex paint, prefabricated hardware and chalk
114 x 27 x 20.5 cm
2016
2015-2016Untitled

2015-2016
Untitled

steel, wood, latex paint, prefabricated hardware and chalk
124.5 x 33 x 40.5 cm
2015-2016
2015Untitled

2015
Untitled

steel, wood, latex paint, prefabricated hardware and chalk
127 x 23 x 46 cm
2015
2015Untitled

2015
Untitled

steel, wood, latex paint and prefabricated hardware
118 x 27 x 30.5 cm
2015
2015Untitled

2015
Untitled

Steel, wood, latex paint and prefabricated hardware
117 x 26.5 x 12 cm
2015

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Hasan Cem Araptarli EN

Hasan Cem Araptarli

BIOGRAPHY / ISTANBUL, 1975

Engaged with business life for twenty-five years, Hasan Cem Araptarlı started to be involved professionally with photography in 2014. His book titled “Water World”, a documentary on communities living on water at various locations in Myanmar, Cambodia and Malaysia, was published in 2016. 5 photographs contained in this book were awarded with “Honorable Mention” in International Photography Awards 2016 with 17.032 participants from 162 countries, “Gold Star” in international Neutral Density Photography Awards and in American Photography Awards 2016 with the prize “The Best of The Best”.

For Araptarlı, photography is a tool of survey and personal expression. Through photography, the artist discovers such conditions and feelings like alienation, loneliness, happiness or freedom in the contemporary world and demonstrates these to us. In his own words, touches men while shooting photographs. For that reason, works of Araptarlı are interesting not solely through their documentary character, but also in respect of reflecting sensations and feelings unique to art. While creating his works, the artist selects whatever is contrasting, and photographs places and people not in conformance with the lifestyles adopted by most of the world. At times, the contrast appearing on the composition of the photographs is converted into the reflection of the same idea from over the image. His photographs are documents evidencing existence of some other world. While exhibiting diversity, invites the audience to re-ponder on his/her own life. Is life actually as how we know it?

2016Untitled, Semporna

2016
Untitled, Semporna

digital photographsss
editions in variable dimensions
Semporna, 2016
*American Photography Awards 2016: ‘The Best of the Best’ prize
*Neutral Density Photography Awards: 1st - Gold Star Award
2016Untitled, Semporna

2016
Untitled, Semporna

digital photograph
editions in variable dimensions
Semporna, 2016
*International Photography Awards (IPA) 2016, Honorable Mention
*Neutral Density Photography Awards: 1st - Gold Star Award
2016Untitled, Semporna

2016
Untitled, Semporna

ditions in variable dimensions
Semporna, 2016
*Neutral Density Photography Awards: 1st - Gold Star Award
2016Untitled, Semporna

2016
Untitled, Semporna

digital photograph
editions in variable dimensions
Semporna, 2016
*Neutral Density Photography Awards: 1st - Gold Star Award
2016Untitled, Semporna

2016
Untitled, Semporna

digital photograph
editions in variable dimensions
Semporna, 2016
*Neutral Density Photography Awards: 1st - Gold Star Award
2016Untitled, Semporna

2016
Untitled, Semporna

digital photograph
editions in variable dimensions
Semporna, 2016
2016Untitled, Semporna

2016
Untitled, Semporna

digital photograph
editions in variable dimensions
Semporna, 2016
2016Untitled, Myanmar

2016
Untitled, Myanmar

digital photograph
editions in variable dimensions
Myanmar, 2016
2016Untitled

2016
Untitled

digital photograph
editions in variable dimensions
2016
2016Untitled

2016
Untitled

digital photograph
editions in variable dimensions
2016
2016Untitled

2016
Untitled

digital photograph
editions in variable dimensions
2016
2016Untitled

2016
Untitled

digital photograph
editions in variable dimensions
2016

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Gunes Cinar EN

Gunes Cinar

BIOGRAPHY / ISTANBUL, 1980

After graduating from Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture in 2002, he was busy with her graduate studies at the same university between years 2003-2006. In 2008, he commenced with the program of Proficiency In Art at the University of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture. Besides individual exhibitions, his works took part in several mixed art shows both locally as well as international.

Güneş Çınar is renowned with wooden sculptures where modernity, life of modern man, and modern urban surroundings are questions. Mythological stories, fables, dreams, nightmares and fragments from the town are basic themes of origin regarding sculptures and reliefs of Çınar. The artist inquisitions the concepts of town and the bourgeois, fears, anxieties of the individual within the urban ambient, contrasts over such uncertain, hierarchical and complicated structure brought forth by the metropolis. Çınar, passing through the filter of innovative self the restlessness and stress suffered by the contemporary metropolitan man, is nurtured by all of the aforesaid stresses and uses as a narrative tool the towns including diverse niches nested therein. Güneş Çınar generates an effective expression language upon mingling skillfully a mythological narration with contemporaneous problems.

2016Untitled

2016
Untitled

wood
50 x 50 x 20 cm
2016
2015Cabinet of Curiosities

2015
Cabinet of Curiosities

installation
170 x 100 x 36 cm
2015
2014Untitled

2014
Untitled

paper
100 x 200 cm
2014
2014Invasion

2014
Invasion

paper, mixed media
115 x 115 x 250 cm
2014
2013Debris

2013
Debris

wood
400 x 150 cm
2013
2013Sentinel

2013
Sentinel

wood
120 x 103 x 34 cm
2013
2012Ouroboros

2012
Ouroboros

wood
Ø 110 cm
2012
2011Panoroma

2011
Panoroma

wood
Ø 165 cm
2011
2010Guards

2010
Guards

wood
85 x 110 x 60 cm
2010
2010Nightmare

2010
Nightmare

wood
94 x 100 x 6 cm
2010
2010Untitled

2010
Untitled

installation
110 x 85 x 35 cm
2010
2008Yellow City

2008
Yellow City

wood
165 x 85 cm
2008

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