Ekrem Yalçindağ

Yalcindag (JPG)320 mal Rot, 2003
Oil, canvas
55 x 55 cm
(c) Ekrem Yalçindağ; courtesy of Galerie Karl Pfefferle, Munich

Ekrem Yalçindağ (*1964 Gölbaşı, TR) takes his inspiration from the backstreets of Istanbul and Berlin, using only colour and painting techniques developed by the old masters to capture his vision on canvas. The titles of his works reference either the number of colours used or the inspiration source. Employing a pictorial language that spans East and West, Yalçindağ's art is influenced by the Islamic world, where a religious ban on figurative imagery led to the early widespread use of ornamentation. Originally used for embellishment in applied art, Yalçindağ turns the decorative form into his sole subject, translated into leaf-shaped dabs of colour or concentric circles. But his work also engages with the legacy of Western abstraction. For him, the expressiveness of a colour field can be contemplated only in conjunction with the artist's brushstrokes and the texture they produce. His pictures nevertheless retain a sharp and rigorous composition which, combined with the textured surface of the paint, creates a sense of movement that shimmers in the eye of the viewer. Yalçindağ thus merges the notions of op art and minimalism with the conceptual nature of the textured and visible colour application.


Ekrem Yalçindağ - Impressions from the Streets, 2012Impressions from the Streets, 2012,
Oil, canvas, wood
Ø 150 cm
(c) Ekrem Yalçindağ; photo: EPO



Ekrem Yalçindağ - Impressions from the Streets, 2012Impressions from the Streets, 2012,
Oil, canvas, wood
Ø 150 cm
(c) Ekrem Yalçindağ; photo: EPO



Ekrem Yalçindağ - Impressions from the Streets, 2012Impressions from the Streets, 2012,
Oil, canvas, wood
Ø 150 cm
(c) Ekrem Yalçindağ; photo: EPO



Ekrem Yalçindağ - 2867 Farben, 20132867 Farben, 2013,
Oil, canvas
200 x 140 cm
(c) Ekrem Yalçindağ; photo: EPO



Ekrem Yalçindağ - Schloss Balmoral 4, 2002Schloss Balmoral 4, 2002
Oil, canvas
200 x 140 cm
(c) Ekrem Yalçindağ; photo: EPO



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