Arif Ozakca - Contemporary Artists


Untitled The Saatchi Gallery

Arif Ozakca


Oil paint, gold leaf and screen print on linen

175 x 244 cm

“My work is concerned with the interplay of dualities in my own Anglo-Turkish-Cypriot heritage, and how these can be pictorially represented by emphasising the differences between Ottoman and Baroque culture and incorporating both philosophically historic and aesthetic elements. My aim, by using montage in painting, is to give the visual coupling of mixed media and mixed cultures a presence beyond a superficial juxtaposition. Montage causes these dualities to come to the fore and be explored in a deeper analysis rooted in my dual identity.”
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