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Oil on canvas, 85 x 65 cm, 2014

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Burcu Perçin

Ankara, 1979

Born in Anakara in 1979, Burcu Perçin is graduated from Department of Painting at Mimar Sinan University in 2002.

Producing works using mainly oil-on-canvas technique, Perçin focuses on spaces. These spaces are an outcome of the compositions found in the photographs Perçin shoots in abandoned places she discovers. Perçin depicts the industrial areas she focuses on with a unique technique characterized with pronounced and lively brush strokes.

We come across with the spaces and objects in Perçin’s photos in forms of various collages she later designs along the process of production. Combining spaces like industrial zones, factories, depots, dockyards etc. sometimes with objects found in these spaces or sometimes with objects and images she finds elsewhere, Perçin designs a new composition and narrates these reinterpreted photo-collages on canvas. In her latest productions, we find graffiti as a recently included component.

Drawing attention towards forgotten places, Perçin questions the memory attributed to the space. However, the graffiti on the paintings implies that these spaces are still being used and that some traces are subtly left around.

Standing out with her works on canvas, Perçin also produces photo-prints intervened with photographs, collages and paint.

Solo Exhibitions

2005 Pi Artworks Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul
2006 Pi Artworks Contemporary Art Center,Istanbul
2008 “Function”, C.A.M Gallery, Istanbul
2009 “Foto-Kolaj”, C.A.M Gallery, Istanbul
2010 “The Lost Space”, Gallery Nev, Ankara
2010 “No Where”, Operation Room, Istanbul
2012 “Mural Domination”, art ON Istanbul, Istanbul
2012 “Under the Rose / Under the Walls”, Gallery Nev, Ankara
2014 “Mountains Have No Owners”, art ON , Istanbul

Group Exhibitions

2005 “Young Evolution”, Pera Museum, Istanbul
2006 “Natur-mort”, Galerist/Istanbul
2006 “DeforNation”, Pi Artworks /Istanbul
2007 “Sisyphos”, C.A.M Gallery/Beyoglu Istanbul
2007 “Istanbul Now”, Lukasfeichtner Gallery/Vienna
2008 “Istanbul Art Affairs” C.A.M Gallery- Gallery Hübner/Frankfurt
2009 “Ego Busters”, 3 C.A.M Gallery/Nisantasi
2009 “In Search of Lost Realty”, Gallery Nev/Ankara
2010 “+Infinity”, Gallery Nev/Ankara
2012 “Encounters: Turkish Contemporary Art in Korea”, Seoul, KOREA