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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Hasan Cem Araptarli
“Water World”

 
14 JANUARY – 10 FEBRUARY 2017 /// ÇAĞLA CABAOĞLU ART GALLERY
SOLO EXHIBITION

 

The first solo exhibition of Hasan Cem Araptarlı, titled “Water World”, met the art lovers between January 14 and February 10, 2017 at Çağla Cabaoğlu Gallery.

The artist, who received different prizes such as NEUTRAL DENSITY PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2016, “1ST PLACE & GOLD STAR AWARD” and INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2016, “HONORABLE MENTION” for his book ‘’Water World’’ published in 2016, presented in his first solo exhibition some of the photographs included in his book, depicting the lives of communities living on water at various parts of Myanmar, Cambodia and Malaysia, totally contrary to the contemporary world we are living in.

Hasan Cem Araptarlı described the exhibition briefly in his own words as follows:
“How can people who have nothing be happier than me?” Asking this question, he creates the blessed doubt in our souls. A doubt that our lives cannot be all that is offered to us by the decision makers. Pictures reflecting the simple lives of people living on water in various parts of Myanmar, Cambodia and Malaysia onto our modern lives, whose frames we build around our endless ambitions…

Hasan Cem Araptarlı narrates with his photographs topics such as the complexity of life offered us by modern world system, man estranging, solitude, happiness, freedom. 

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