BURCU PERÇİN

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BURCU PERÇİN (b. 1979, Ankara), the artist graduated from the Mimar Sinan University Fine Arts Faculty Painting Department in 2002. In her visual narratives, Burcu Perçin often displays a desolate nature that has been consumed and changed by human beings, and/or places of production that has become obsolete. The depictions range from abandoned factory structures to marble quarries, which give a feeling of an ending with a deep simplicity each time. Visualizing nature’s silent cry through her distinctive aesthetic language in her works, Perçin emphasizes that what is lost is not only the nature itself but humanity’s future as well, and underlines the extent of humanity’s problematic relationship with nature. The artist sheds light on themes such as unemployment and poverty as result of globalization within the industrial order as well as on more personal moments such as the feeling of isolation and confinement, while the main themes of her depictions also include the damages of relationships based on self-interest to nature and the artificial nature landscapes created by human beings.
Besides painting, the artist also expresses herself through mediums of sculpture and photography. Her photo-collages in which she treats photographs with oil paint and the reliefs she creates with natural stones have strong ties with her paintings. In her works, in which the visual perception varies according to the point of view, and are perceived as abstract forms at close range, while the parts appear as a whole when looked from afar; the artist refers to thought practices of both abstract and realist painting. Maintaining the abstract language of her oil paintings on canvas and the compositions she constructs on a surface by cutting natural stones and marbles, Perçin offers a new perspective to the idea of nature and how we relate to it, with these works.

2020, “At the End of the Day”, group exhibition, Odun Pazarı Modern Museum, Eskişehir, Turkey
2020, “Crystal Chateau”, group exhibition, Evliyagil Museum, Ankara, Turkey
2019, “The Union”, group exhibition, Odun Pazarı Modern Museum, Eskişehir, Turkey
2019, “How Shall I Say It”, group exhibition, Artweeks Akaretler, Istanbul, Turkey
2018, “Decomposition”, group exhibition, Artfactory, Istanbul
2017, “Fill in the Blank”, solo exhibition, X-ist, Istanbul, Turkey
2017, “The Hunt”, group exhibition, Evliyagil Museum, Ankara, Turkey
2017, “Urban Obscura Cities”, group exhibition, Siyah Beyaz Galeri, Ankara, Turkey
2016, “Anakara”, group exhibition, Evliyagil Museum, Ankara, Turkey
2015-2018, “Artist and Time”, group exhibition, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
2014, “Mountains Have No Owners”, solo exhibition, Art On , Istanbul, Turkey
2012, “Mural Domination”, solo exhibition, art ON, Istanbul, Turkey
2012, “Under The Rose / Under The Walls”, solo exhibition, Galeri Nev, Ankara, Turkey
2012 “Encounters: Turkish Contemporary Art in Korea”, group exhibition, Seoul, Kore
2010, “+Infinity”, group exhibition, Cer Modern, Ankara, Turkey
2010, “No Where”, solo exhibition, Operation Room, Istanbul, Turkey
2010, “The Lost Space”, solo exhibition, Galeri Nev, Ankara, Turkey
2009, “Photo-Collage”, solo exhibition, C.A.M Galeri, Istanbul, Turkey
2008, “Istanbul Art Affairs”, group exhibition, C.A.M Gallery-Gallery Hübner, Frankfurt, Germany
2007, “Istanbul Now”, group exhibition Lukasfeichtner Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2006, Burcu Perçin solo exhibition, Pi Artworks, Istanbul, Turkey
2005, “Young Evolution”, group exhibition Pera Müzesi, Istanbul, Turkey
2005, Burcu Perçin solo exhibition, Pi Artworks, Istanbul, Turkey

BURCU PERÇİN (b. 1979, Ankara), the artist graduated from the Mimar Sinan University Fine Arts Faculty Painting Department in 2002. In her visual narratives, Burcu Perçin often displays a desolate nature that has been consumed and changed by human beings, and/or places of production that has become obsolete. The depictions range from abandoned factory structures to marble quarries, which give a feeling of an ending with a deep simplicity each time. Visualizing nature’s silent cry through her distinctive aesthetic language in her works, Perçin emphasizes that what is lost is not only the nature itself but humanity’s future as well, and underlines the extent of humanity’s problematic relationship with nature. The artist sheds light on themes such as unemployment and poverty as result of globalization within the industrial order as well as on more personal moments such as the feeling of isolation and confinement, while the main themes of her depictions also include the damages of relationships based on self-interest to nature and the artificial nature landscapes created by human beings.
Besides painting, the artist also expresses herself through mediums of sculpture and photography. Her photo-collages in which she treats photographs with oil paint and the reliefs she creates with natural stones have strong ties with her paintings. In her works, in which the visual perception varies according to the point of view, and are perceived as abstract forms at close range, while the parts appear as a whole when looked from afar; the artist refers to thought practices of both abstract and realist painting. Maintaining the abstract language of her oil paintings on canvas and the compositions she constructs on a surface by cutting natural stones and marbles, Perçin offers a new perspective to the idea of nature and how we relate to it, with these works.

2020, “At the End of the Day”, group exhibition, Odun Pazarı Modern Museum, Eskişehir, Turkey
2020, “Crystal Chateau”, group exhibition, Evliyagil Museum, Ankara, Turkey
2019, “The Union”, group exhibition, Odun Pazarı Modern Museum, Eskişehir, Turkey
2019, “How Shall I Say It”, group exhibition, Artweeks Akaretler, Istanbul, Turkey
2018, “Decomposition”, group exhibition, Artfactory, Istanbul
2017, “Fill in the Blank”, solo exhibition, X-ist, Istanbul, Turkey
2017, “The Hunt”, group exhibition, Evliyagil Museum, Ankara, Turkey
2017, “Urban Obscura Cities”, group exhibition, Siyah Beyaz Galeri, Ankara, Turkey
2016, “Anakara”, group exhibition, Evliyagil Museum, Ankara, Turkey
2015-2018, “Artist and Time”, group exhibition, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
2014, “Mountains Have No Owners”, solo exhibition, Art On , Istanbul, Turkey
2012, “Mural Domination”, solo exhibition, art ON, Istanbul, Turkey
2012, “Under The Rose / Under The Walls”, solo exhibition, Galeri Nev, Ankara, Turkey
2012 “Encounters: Turkish Contemporary Art in Korea”, group exhibition, Seoul, Kore
2010, “+Infinity”, group exhibition, Cer Modern, Ankara, Turkey
2010, “No Where”, solo exhibition, Operation Room, Istanbul, Turkey
2010, “The Lost Space”, solo exhibition, Galeri Nev, Ankara, Turkey
2009, “Photo-Collage”, solo exhibition, C.A.M Galeri, Istanbul, Turkey
2008, “Istanbul Art Affairs”, group exhibition, C.A.M Gallery-Gallery Hübner, Frankfurt, Germany
2007, “Istanbul Now”, group exhibition Lukasfeichtner Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2006, Burcu Perçin solo exhibition, Pi Artworks, Istanbul, Turkey
2005, “Young Evolution”, group exhibition Pera Müzesi, Istanbul, Turkey
2005, Burcu Perçin solo exhibition, Pi Artworks, Istanbul, Turkey

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