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Diatom Painting

Fatih Sungurtekin


Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 11.2 W x 13.2 H x 0.8 D in

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It shows the artist's interest in the large and small scales of the universe. The fact that things we cannot perceive create us and enable us to continue our lives arouse the artist's curiosity and enrich his imagination. In his painting, the artist emphasizes that we are a fundamental part of nature by surrounding his figure with a diatom, a single-celled algae that provides oxygen to the world. In addition, the symmetrical and geometric shapes of the diatoms reflect the aesthetic taste of the artist. With Iranian model and her intense hair emphasis, the artist is emphasizing against the hijab ban in Iran. The painting is not only a work of art, but also a memory album.   By using the glass ball in his painting, the artist states that he longs for the past and feels nostalgia. The glass ball is also a reflection tool. The artist reflects a historical book and its environment from a different perspective in a glass ball. The artist expresses that he is inspired by nature with his painting and the natural is beautiful. The colors, shapes and textures of nature come to life in the artist's painting. He shows the relationship between nature, human, universe and the moment as a whole in his painting. The artist perceives himself as a part of nature, universe and time. The images in the painting reveal how the artist interprets this relationship.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:11.2 W x 13.2 H x 0.8 D in

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Fatih Sungurtekin started painting from his childhood by making mud toys and drawing pictures on the walls. His high school teacher discovered his talent and directed him towards the visual arts. His artistic life began when he entered the Painting and Drawing Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts in 1995. He has participated in many National and International exhibitions as a conceptual artist. With the concept of "Moment and Memory" at the university and later, he produced studies on "time, the destruction of urban heritage, the reduction of human dialogues, the change and erasure of social memory". His art in this process contains warnings, information and messages for the future. In these works, he applied installation, ready-made materials and mixed techniques on various materials such as walls, paper and canvas. Later, the artist diversified the concept of "Moment and Memory" by combining and expanding the concepts of time, space and memory, and focused on organizing and recording what we experience in our memory by abstracting it momentarily. In the same way, he produced snapshots that were abstracted by the superposition of momentary things. Making connections between his own memory and collective memory, the artist produced works that were manipulated on his canvas. The overlapping moments creating time and memory led him to produce more layered works. In recent years, the artist, making use of micro-macro cosmic elements, the forms and shapes of nature and living things, tries to reveal the invisible beauties of nature and the moment we live in, by producing layered works. The artist, who establishes similarities and relationships with things inside and outside of our body and thoughts, creates by blending the elements in his painting with the figure that has aesthetic expression. The work, which appears to be a single surface from a distance, turns into works that deepen in meaning with new visuals and sections as they approach. While each collage element supports the main image, it creates new meanings in itself and evokes different feelings in the viewer. The artist examines the relationship of being and absence based on the known and unknown in the context of time and perception. The paintings create awareness for the viewer in his inner and outer journey. Here's what he says about his artworks: Painting should take you on an inner, mental, universal, and perceptual journey.

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