Friday, February 19, 2010

5 x 5 Submission 80 - Evren Artiran

Evren Artiran

Evren Artiran was born in Adana, Turkey. She received her B.A. in Painting and Drawing from Hacettepe University in Ankara in 2005 where she studied with Professors Zafer Gencaydin and Ferhat Ozgur. After graduation Evren moved to the United States. She is currently enrolled in the M.F.A. Painting and Drawing program at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.


I care about the innocence of nature. Thinking is an ongoing activity for me; it is constant. I think of how human beings have begun to abuse nature and how this abuse has become collaged over the innocence.

Collecting; I like to collect stuff— cardboard, clothes, wood, pillows— just stuff. I have always liked the idea of collecting and the fact that they have a history, or a trace of humanity. These collections build my collage paintings.

I like to describe my studio as a dumpster where the stuff is un-owned and together it becomes a composition

My paintings have more of a constructive nature like building a building, and they organically deal with layers, one on top of another. They build their own environment.

My Paintings derive from the alleys that I walk through.
And, my paintings derive from the light in fall, which shocks the eye to see the reflection of human traces in nature.
My paintings derive from the sky and its infinity.
Basically, they are all about the facts that are from the external world.

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