Canan Tolon

Turkish, b. 1955

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Canan Tolon

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Turkish, b. 1955

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Canan Tolon, who trained as a designer and architect, explores visualizations of space via illusionistic imagery and constructions. Tolon is known for her seemingly abstract paintings with geometric motifs and limited color palettes; over time, however, the rhythmic forms in her compositions begin to come into focus as series of overlain architectural structures and landscapes. These compositions are really Tolon’s experiments in visual familiarity, examining the eye’s ability to piece together depictions of space from apparent abstraction. She is also known for large-scale installations with recurring use of dirt, grass, mirrors, and architectural constructions; these reference themes of colonization, urban growth, and land ownership.

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Flash Art
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Included in a major biennial
Istanbul Biennial
Biography

Canan Tolon, who trained as a designer and architect, explores visualizations of space via illusionistic imagery and constructions. Tolon is known for her seemingly abstract paintings with geometric motifs and limited color palettes; over time, however, the rhythmic forms in her compositions begin to come into focus as series of overlain architectural structures and landscapes. These compositions are really Tolon’s experiments in visual familiarity, examining the eye’s ability to piece together depictions of space from apparent abstraction. She is also known for large-scale installations with recurring use of dirt, grass, mirrors, and architectural constructions; these reference themes of colonization, urban growth, and land ownership.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Flash Art
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Istanbul Biennial
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