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Malerei- Wohin? /Where does the painting go? Painting

Hakan Mandalinci


Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 39.4 W x 63 H x 2 D in

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About The Artwork

"Malerei-Wohin?": My Journey through the Modern Age Within my extensive collection under the "Retro" series, there's one painting that holds a special place – "Malerei-Wohin?". In this piece, I chose to portray Jan van Eyck, the pioneer of oil painting, not in his youth but as an aged figure, leaning on a modern-day walker. The juxtaposition is not just visual but deeply symbolic, reflecting the temporality of existence against the backdrop of timeless contributions. My choice of Van Eyck was deliberate. Known as the "King of all painters," his revolutionary techniques reshaped the art of his epoch. By representing him in the twilight of life, I wanted to convey a message – even giants, who've redefined their craft, face the inevitable progression of time. But the walker, representing today's world, underscores another idea: that while figures fade, their legacies endure and continue to influence. Creating "Malerei-Wohin?" was a journey that spanned six years, from 2014 to 2020. This wasn't a mere artistic choice, but a necessity. I employed a meticulous layering technique, building the painting in almost 40 layers. Each layer, applied with precision and patience, not only added depth to the visual piece but also symbolized the layers of history, influence, and time. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, "Malerei-Wohin?" has been an inquiry. It's my contemplation on where art is headed. Starting this work in 2014 and concluding it in 2020 was not just a passage of time but a period of introspection. As the layers built up, so did my understanding of the role of artists like me – and those before me – in the ever-evolving tapestry of art. As Hakan Mandalinci, the artist behind this piece, I wish to convey that while techniques change and new forms emerge, the essence of art – the quest for meaning, purpose, and connection – remains perennial.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:39.4 W x 63 H x 2 D in

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Hakan Mandalinci "HakMan" was born at one Monday in 6.8.1973 in Germany. The childhood he spent in Turkey and Germany. Contemporary site: Germany Wikipedia link:

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