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Painting: Oil, ballpointpen, Pencil on Canvas.
As a stranger, being in a different cultural environment always brings experiences different from ordinary life. It is always carried out contrary to routine. From comfort to anxiety, from belonging to being free.
These experiences, which allowed me to escape from adhering to certain values of life, have brought attention to the relationship between the environment and people. My painting is about numerous things that took placed in this relationship.
Photography is used for the basis of all my work. However, photography has made me realised that the camera catches only what is in the moment which is only a sliced of what is actually happening. For instance, everybody is in motion and slightly dipping ahead, slightly turning or weighting themselves, capture of a sense of the real and physical body.
However, there are challenges in figurative pieces. Firstly, trying to control the representation of the body is very complicated, rendering the body to become a scene. There are many nuances within the body that requires a magnified observation. There is also the difference between using the body to making other things as opposed to create a painting that is essentially formal and possibly abstract. Shapes and colours. It is trying to find the exact hand gesture and the way of person stands, sits, twists, turns, weights, unweight and facial expression. Those things have become dramatic as opposed to formal issues. I believe that the body as a person in a context around objects and other bodies can be dynamic.
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