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CENK AKALTUN

After the high school he studied screen printing and graphic design in İstanbul, Turkey. But throughout his academic studies, he was preoccupied with drawing and painting. He continued his studies at London's Central Saint Martins Art and Design and Camberwell College of Visual Arts, exploring various mediums and subjects. Cenk Akaltun's works promo the audience to think on reality as she zooms in and out toward them. İn every effort to give a meaning to what is visible, another element regarding the artist's works interferes to the unity that the viewer tries to form. What enchants in nature, this time overwhelms with its texture, which cannot be noticed from a distance. This texture nestles inside frames and conquers the gallery space with its structure, which is sometimes irritating, sometimes summoning. Even though Akaltun's works consent to be examined in macro levels and perceived in micro dimensions, they are built upon landscapes, which bestow the audience a dilemma between the two possibilities. While these landscapes, reflecting characteristics of objects or organic structures that are not visible to the naked eye, create filtered-like images and appear to be serving scientific purposes, they put forward the abstract textures and colors the artist depicts and if looked closely enough, they display nature exactly as it is, with no intervention whatsoever.