Deniz Bilgin
Again the eyes, always the eyes
14 April 2016–04 May 2016 | Dirimart Nişantaşı

Deniz Bilgin

“We live in a world in which we are always observed by others, and above all by ourselves: a world surrounded by eyes. Yet it is also a world where much hides, or is hidden, from sight… In the paintings of Deniz Bilgin, we encounter a brand new set of eyes which defy surveillance and tyranny, which shake up our complacent “view” that “seeing is believing” or that “reality is what is visible.” Deniz Bilgin’s eyes differ both from the “perceiving” eye working in concert with the mind and from the “feeling” eye ascribed to the soul or heart. Foregrounding substantiality and the body, while also removing the “distance” necessitated by materiality, these eyes offer the world a new sort of visibility. They prioritize neither the external nor the internal, causing us to experience, in equal measure, an uncompromising strangeness and a casual familiarity.”

Necmi Zeka

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