Levent Oyluçtarhan is a Turkish artist, born in 1978. He lives and works in Eskişehir and Milas.
I am not trying to explain anything or defend a viewpoint in my paintings. On the contrary, I am concerned about understanding life and existence through painting. Therefore, without focusing on a subject or theme, I spontaneously start creating, not knowing what will result from this process. 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 in the moment. Recently, we have been increasingly 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 world. 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. When I look at my paintings with a foreign eye, I see people, animals, places, metamorphosed forms hidden among colours and textures… These are sometimes in the void of space, sometimes under oceans, sometimes on earth, sometimes even all together.
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