Özcan Kaplan
Chats with Mouth Shut…
08 November 2016–11 December 2016 | Dirimart Nişantaşı

Özcan Kaplan
Özcan Kaplan

While focusing on the illusions between the visible and the known, Chats with Mouth Shut… highlights the stratification processes and time lapses in the artist’s oeuvres. The depth of Kaplan’s works is correlated with the phases of the production process. It is possible to see countless layers on the canvas, where restarting with the quest to find the unexperimented, self-questioning and coincidences meet with colors. The search for freedom, liven up by lines, color successions and brush strokes, ends at a point when nothing else can be added or changed anymore. Kaplan, who lays his life process on the core of his artistic practices, completely alters the timeline perceived by the viewer. According to the artist, his works “…focus on the act of painting itself. They can be defined in terms of timing and some sort of a stratification. This way, the paintings turn into a symbol of a meta-reality. At the basis of this lays existence and being a human. Producing art is a way of seduction, after all”.

SELECTED WORKS
2013, oil on canvas, 180 x 135 cm
“What Gets Left Out”, Painting No. 30
2015, oil on canvas, 185 x 135 cm
Ya aburne II
2013, oil on canvas, 190 x 140 cm
Untitled, Painting No. 45
2013, oil on canvas, 180 x 135 cm
“Weakness For Reality I”, Painting No. 22
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