Thursday, 12 September 2013

Cengiz Çekil Abstrakting abstraction.

September 17th - October 26th at Rampa 
With a Cleaning Cloth, 2012–13. Acrylic paint, lace, tulle, string and cleaning cloth on 144 canvases, 81 x 60 cm each


Born in 1945, Cengiz Çekil grew up in Bor, in Central Turkey. He received his BFA from Gazi Institute of Education in Ankara, and went on to study at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. There he held his first solo exhibition “Réorganisation pour une Exposition”, in the basement of a café in 1975. He returned to Turkey in 1976 and received an MFA in Sculpture from Ege University in İzmir. His first solo exhibition at Rampa was held between May-July 2010. 

Cengiz Çekil combines textures, patterns, objects and colours that simply make me think about my perceptions of Turkish art, culture and politics. There is virtuosity in this man's touch.


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