"Area Experiments and Individuals"
When we look at the process of Avni Oztopcu’s paintings, we can see how same attitude progresses over its cumulative segments and from time to time how they withdraw the previous experiments to experimental areas once again.
Even their names are different; we can see the individuals which have transformed on their own with the names “Tek Dg” and “Tek Bt” (1995). Before the Individuals, there were paintings of him which belong to the year 1985 and those were the preliminary works for the paintings in this exhibition. While these works looking for peace zones, they also strongly desire to reach the unique person and also touching their domain through the literal and absolute figures.
After the “Phases” exhibition, “Shelters and Individuals” was the last exhibition that Oztopcu has opened in 2014. In both of these exhibitions, the artist enables us to see the whole integrity of the fictional conversions consisted during his stages and the problematique which has been discussed for 30 years. We will meet with some of these new experiments in the exhibition of “Area Experiments and Individuals”. In these experiments, we can see that the movement improves with the emphasis of the light and dark tones and with all the states of colours in the infinity of darkness. We face with the relations supporting balance which are continuously in a struggle, while the gravity is building up. We will see both contradiction and emphasis in the same environment.
We can see the attitude related to the contradiction of darkness and colour in Oztopcu’s report in 1986. “…In my paintings the figures which express an artificial appearance are lapsed in to colours and geometric or free shapes, sometimes give the feeling of a rough ornament and these are all in an infinite looking location, that can’t be determined by anything. This location is the space where the stars are travelling, and it is outside of our usual experiments. So it seems like an imaginary place for us.” (1)
In the report of 1989, for the period in which the colour contradiction empowered: “…geometric ornaments replaced with free shapes in the later times of>>> www.avnioztopcu.com
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