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Ahmet Oran

April 17, 2014 – May 24, 2014

Rampa Istanbul, Şair Nedim Caddesi No 20, Kat -2, Akaretler, Beşiktaş

After a four-year hiatus, the Turkish artist Ahmet Oran is back with an exhibition of new works, as well as some earlier works.

The almost entirely monochrome canvasses in Oran’s early work reveal his mastery over the volume and texture of his material. Audiences can witness Oran’s evolving relationship with his canvasses by seeing works from his entire 30-year career.

Oran creates colourful strips on surfaces by peeling the shell of the canvas, which transform his paintings into a seductive and surprising visual script. The exhibition is accompanied by a documentary video that follows the artist’s journey of painting a canvas from beginning to end.

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