Güçlü Öztekin
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12 December 2017–21 January 2018 | Dirimart

Güçlü Öztekin
Güçlü Öztekin

His latest works on craft paper will meet the audience at the artist’s first exhibition at Dirimart Dolapdere. A comprehensive artist book covering Öztekin’s production since 2009 will accompany the exhibition. The one-time performance of guguou&video collective, of which the artist is a member, takes place on the third floor of the gallery building at the opening night with surprise guests.

Güçlü Öztekin uses found objects as raw material and describes his paintings as a kind of recycling. He refuses stereotypes; instead of explaining his production process, it’s enough for him to say they are plain and simple. His artistic practice can be seen as a realm where the division between art and life disappears, a practice as an extension of daily life, beyond descriptions. “I do not work to paint, I do work to make space work. “Space creates the painting,” he says. According to him, his paintings are very clear, simple, corporal, and ordinary.

 

SELECTED WORKS
2017, acrylic on craft paper, 203 x 202 cm
Angel
2016, acrylic on craft paper, 199 x 151 cm
Twins
2017, mixed media on craft paper, 198 x 210.5 cm
Hand of the Fortune
2016, acrylic on craft paper, 220 x 151 cm
Reverse Woman
2017, acrylic on craft paper, 234 x 200 cm
Poker Face