Senol Altun
“Photomorphosis & Luminous Sculptures Vol.II”

MAY 30 – AUGUST 1 2018 /// 42 MASLAK ART!SPACE GALLERY
SOLO EXHIBITION

The second solo exhibition of the artist Şenol Altun from Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery will meet the art lovers at 42 Maslak Art!SPACE Gallery between May 30 and August 1, 2018.

The show, whose opening will take place on May 30, can be visited as a large solo exhibition featuring the artist’s “Photomorphosis” photography series at the first floor and his “Luminous Sculptures” downstairs.

Şenol Altun’s Photomorphosis Exhibition introduces a group of photographs that seem to lose their momentary reality and to appear before us from another dimension, as a result of the interaction of light with known objects.

Downstairs, as it was exhibited at the Luminous Sculptures Exhibition that was held in 2014, the show consists of works created from recycled industrial parts, design objects that give a different atmosphere to the place where they are in daylight and ‘light’ in darkness.

Şenol Altun, as a professional photographer who has participated in countless projects, presents to us two large exhibitions composed of two different disciplines and brings to the audience both 2 and 3-dimensional artworks, where the light is used as a tool for design and art.

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LUMINOUS SCULPTURES VOL.II
Luminous Sculptures Vol II
Luminous Sculptures Vol II
Luminous Sculptures Vol II
Luminous Sculptures Vol II
Luminous Sculptures Vol II
Luminous Sculptures Vol II
Luminous Sculptures Vol II
Luminous Sculptures Vol II
Luminous Sculptures Vol II
Luminous Sculptures Vol II
Luminous Sculptures Vol II
Luminous Sculptures Vol II

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Kurt Bullend
“I Am You”

NOVEMBER 4 – DECEMBER 7 2017 /// ÇAĞLA CABAOĞLU ART GALLERY
SOLO EXHIBITION

Kurt Bullend was born in 1959 in Istanbul. Despite having a degree in economics, he decided to make his living from painting. The female figures are at the forefront of his works starting with charcoal and continuing with oil painting. Discovering the hyperrealist art was a turning point for him which determined his artistic production and researches in this field. For a year and a half, he carried out research projects about hyperrealism in Paris while working on hyperrealism in various studios of different artists, both in Turkey and abroad. He lived in Moscow for two years and such experience made significant contributions to the development of his artistic language. Kurt Bullend currently works in his studio in Istanbul.

The main theme of the works of the artist that has been determined by the style of hyper-realistic creation, is based upon the existential philosophy. While spiritual topics such as ego-innocence come to the fore in his works, the perception of reality and the distortion of reality are questioned.

The artist, who questions the modern life that people perceive as a reality, shows us the fact that what we actually live is the fiction of a false self who gets used to the rules imposed on us by the social life. Through his works, once again he reminds us our primary of existence by drawing attention to the innocent self that exists in every spiritual being from its birth of the individual who lost his innocence and turned into a fiction again in the fictional universe created by human.

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Murat Benguer
“Abstr(act)”

OCTOBER 24 – NOVEMBER 25 2017 /// ÇAĞLA CABAOĞLU ART GALLERY
SOLO EXHIBITION

Bengüer who was born in Amasya, Turkey in 1960, worked for a while as a textile designer in Istanbul after graduated from the State Academy of Fine Arts. Later on, he focused on interior design and decoration.

The artist, whose a large part of works has been included also in private collections, is working not only on painting but on sculpture; while he carries the multilingualism of today’s creation to his works, he designs furniture in addition to making productions in these two disciplines.

Murat Bengüer said about his production:

“My works reflect my approach towards life and art… ‘less is more”.

In Bengüer’s works, in which lyricism makes itself apparent at his every brush stroke, it is not difficult to feel the dynamism progressing in an endless cycle particular to the abstract. Besides that, such works indicate a special language where the texture has been transformed into an expression on its own and the details have become evident and the minimal ones have reproduced the expression. That is the language of a partnership which is silent, wordless.. His language that does not need any other word, but is transformed into a testimony of a universal agreement, understanding and comprehension…

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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.

CATALOG (PDF)

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