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.