Sabancı University Kasa Gallery
(Born in Istanbul, 1983. Works and lives in Istanbul and Weimar)
Gökçen Dilek Acay studied music Violin in Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul. She participated to the exchange program ‘Media Art Department’ in Minneapolis Collage Art and Design. She obtained her degree Fine Arts in Bauhaus University-Weimar, Germany.
Gökçen Dilek Acay investigates the possible way to screen the nature of us. She simulate the reality and find a surrealistic way. She likes to imitate nature, animals or bring them with human being together and observe how the artificialness and well-known reality work together. Building the mechanism, staged the image or capture the reality are the ways to reflect the ideas for her. Interaction is important in her works. Methodically she tries to reach a trans-disciplinary way to create her work. Acay creates moving object with a mechanical structure and to combine it for stage with the possible dance choreography. The nature of her work is open to use different direction in different art form and creates an exchange with other people, animals, rooms, and nature.
(Born in Çorlu, 1982. Works and lives in Istanbul)
Gökçe Er studied painting in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and obtained her MFA degree in the same university in painting in Istanbul. Part of her masters education took part at Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologne in Italy.
Gökçe Er creates her works on canvas and paper using mixed media. Motif is an implement for her to create the environment that she uses to describe her characters. According to her, ‘motif ‘ has transformed into a tool for mundane consumerism; so she takes this element and reintroduces it as something new; yet keeping it familiar to the everyday eye. She achieves this by covering her spaces with repetitions literally taken from everyday life. With this technique and her style combined, Er plans to combine the mundanely familiar with the new and exciting.
In her works, the concept of concealing is, as well as contextual, a way of putting together the space, the interior. Doing this, she manages to distort the reality of the motif. Just the same as all other things we consume day to day.