Lot 89 - Ceren Oykut - The Raid
Lot 89 - Ceren Oykut - The Raid
Lot 89 - Ceren Oykut - The Raid
Lot 89 - Ceren Oykut - The Raid

Lot 89 - Ceren Oykut - The Raid

Ink on Paper

2022

A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About 

 

Ceren Oykut was born in 1978, Istanbul. Her drawings, which are often created on small size of papers spread over paper rolls and onto the walls, extend the classic techniques in terms of size and space. Focusing on small details, Oykut conveys a condensed image of an ungraspable panorama that explores the absurdity of daily life’s circumstances. Oykut uses the images she produces as a field of study. She creates new stories by cutting and tearing her drawings. Her artistic range expands to drawing performances on stage and regularly implies collaborations with artists from different disciplines. 

 

Education 

 

Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Painting department, Istanbul 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 

Her works were presented in various international publications such as Vitamin D3/Today’s Best In Contemporary Drawing (Phaidon, 2021), Unleashed: Contemporary Art from Turkey (Thames and Hudson, 2011) She participated in international exhibitions such as 1st Architectural Biennale of Tbilisi (2018), Istanbul/Passion/Joy/Fury (MAXXI, 2015), Jerusalem Show (2014), 10th International Lyon Biennial (2009),10th International Istanbul Biennial (2007). Her latest solo exhibition titled “Still Here” took place in the Apartment Project Berlin in 2018. In 2021 she received the Research grant from The Senate Department for Culture and Europe, DE 

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork   

 

The two drawings titled "The Raid" and "The Jury" actually follow each other. They are quickly depicting two short moments from daily life on paper. 
Influenced by Turkish poet Edip Cansever's poem "Table", the drawing fantasizes about what a desk can carry. 
The drawings include two compositions of the story, which begins with raindrops dripping from an open window falling on an old miniature drawing depicting a dervish lodge in Istanbul, on an old book lying open on the table. Despite the chaotic appearance, a calm existence in a constant movement prevail in both compositions. 

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