Taner Ceylan, ‘1881’, 2014, Human Reproduction
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Taner Ceylan

1881, 2014

Pigment print
20 3/10 × 27 3/5 in
51.5 × 70 cm
Edition 1/20 + 5AP
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$5,000
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Taner Ceylan
Turkish, b. 1967
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Taner Ceylan, who grew up in Germany before moving to Istanbul as a teenager, subverts the aesthetics of orientalism that were developed by Western artists such as Eugène Delacroix and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, creating politically engaged pieces that deal predominantly with sexuality in contemporary Turkey. Instead of depicting nude women in harems or luxuriating hookah-smokers, Ceylan paints hyperrealistic scenes marked by homoeroticism, violence, or both. Ceylan is active in anti-government protests and is inspired by the explicit, confrontational photography of Nan Goldin and Robert Mapplethorpe. “You cannot separate the Ottoman war from the Ottoman beauty. . . . If you want to reach something beautiful, you must go through hell,” he has said.

Taner Ceylan, ‘1881’, 2014, Human Reproduction
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Taner Ceylan
Turkish, b. 1967
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Taner Ceylan, who grew up in Germany before moving to Istanbul as a teenager, subverts the aesthetics of orientalism that were developed by Western artists such as Eugène Delacroix and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, creating politically engaged pieces that deal predominantly with sexuality in contemporary Turkey. Instead of depicting nude women in harems or luxuriating hookah-smokers, Ceylan paints hyperrealistic scenes marked by homoeroticism, violence, or both. Ceylan is active in anti-government protests and is inspired by the explicit, confrontational photography of Nan Goldin and Robert Mapplethorpe. “You cannot separate the Ottoman war from the Ottoman beauty. . . . If you want to reach something beautiful, you must go through hell,” he has said.

Taner Ceylan

1881, 2014

Pigment print
20 3/10 × 27 3/5 in
51.5 × 70 cm
Edition 1/20 + 5AP
.
$5,000
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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