Paintings

Citypaintings / Kentresimleri

Window / Pencere:

Window, acrylic on 48 canvases, 520 x 300 cm., 1995


Special project for 4th Istanbul Biennial

From the catalogue

WindowAll the works that the artist produces lately is dominated by the following creative fore-sentence, as a new loop…

“To produce artistic structure/form from daily activities and to intend to question references of traditional art on this basis.”

Artistic activity starts from the documentation of a specific house, glass doors opening to the balcony, with the interior it frames, with the objects and the subjects, with the composed wall and the window in it, at 48 different times, in 48 different lights, the things it contains, reflects, implies, recalls.

The original work is composed of 48 details as shown-chosen in the structure.

48 “window” images are ones more divided into 48 equal parts and the chosen parts are applied on canvas in acrylic.

From the notebook of the production process

… The curtains are drawn, the bird cage put out in the sun, breathing a cool summer day.

… The shadow of the antenna is dividing the wall exactly the way I wanted in the late afternoon light.

… Night, I wanted all the objects that are seen in the light of the interior, especially the emptiness with no human beings.

… One has to pursue the plastic experience that by no means decodes the room-space; so that, -even though people are not accustomed to see their houses across- if the subjects of the room-space ever encounter with artistic activities, a probable familiarity should not cause any reaction.

…45 minutes before the sunrise: The most hidden, the most birth-like experience, the most satturated, the most evenly spread light.


Hakan Akçura
Photo: Yeşim Bilge

Process


Selected 48 photo

Digital re-editing with 1/48 parts of all of 48 photographs

Selected paintings:

My hero from 9/11, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 175 cm, 2005

Hecate and Empusa or Gulf of Smyrna (Izmir), acrylic on canvas, 109 x 103 cm, 2005. (Private collection)


Difficult sleep, acrylic on canvas, 2001

Old womans clothes (This is the name of the natural rugged areas on Samothrace Island, Greece. This natural forms are the origin of my following three paintings)

My wild darling is dancing, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 70 cm, 1999. (Private collection)

The unreachable speed, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 70 cm, 1999. (Private collection)

The unhappiness call, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 70 cm, 1999. (Private collection)

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  1. my hero 9/11 deki adam gordugum ilk anda beynime cakilmisti.Hala zaman zaman aklima takilir, kalir.Tek degilmisim demek.

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