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Levent Oyluçtarhan

1978
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Turkey

Levent Oyluçtarhan is a Turkish artist, born in 1978. He lives and works in Eskişehir and Milas.

Education

  • 2011     Anadolu University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department, Eskişehir, Turkey

I am not trying to explain anything or defend a thesis in my paintings. On the contrary, I am concerned about understanding life and existence by painting. Therefore, without focusing on a subject or theme, I spontaneously sit down and start painting, not knowing what will result. Everything can change on the canvas at any time from the beginning to the signing process. As long as the picture stays in front of me, even if I have signed it, it is possible for me to see different forms and symbols in the picture and make them distinct, depending on my feelings at the moment. We have recently been unable to understand what is right and what is wrong. Everything is changing rapidly today. Developing technology and new knowledge enable us to wake up every day in a different way. Along with these, the perception of reality is changing very rapidly. I noticed that this is getting faster in the period we live in. We try to adapt to this in different ways. Such as concealment (camouflage), protection, maybe attaining a goal, maybe adapting to somewhere or something. Also, when I look at my paintings with a foreign eye, I see the following. People, animals, places, metamorphosed forms hidden among colors and textures… These are sometimes in the void of space, sometimes under oceans, sometimes on earth, sometimes even all together.

Selected Events

Exhibitions 

  • 2018     Galeri Soyut,”Chameleon”, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2017     Galeri Soyut, personal painting exhibition named “Alga Marina”, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2017    “Frutti DI Mare” Atatürk Culture Art and Congress Center, Eskişehir, Turkey
  • 2016     Galeri Soyut presents “Imaginary”, featuring Levent Oyluçtarhan’s works, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2012     “State of Mind” Gallery Workshop Çamurdam, Eskişehir, Turkey

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