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Yesim Akdeniz

When Prost Left Istanbul, 2016

Oil on canvas
57 1/10 × 66 9/10 in
145 × 170 cm
This is a unique work.
€10,000
location
ISTANBUL, Istanbul, Brussels
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Yesim Akdeniz
Turkish, b. 1978
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Yesim Akdeniz Graf paints scenarios that are calmly peculiar, with familiar elements made jarring when put together. She composes fantastical and dreamlike tableaus that incorporate modernist architecture, Hollywood icons, safari animals, women in hats, or household items—sometimes all at once. Commonly noted for for her use of symbolism, Akdeniz Graf says that her “paintings are metaphors for stories that interest me.” She gives a nod to her Surrealist influences by quoting iconic works in her own paintings, like René Magritte’s pipe in The Lovers II (2011) and the frequent appearance of elephants on spindly stilts that recall Salvador Dalí’s creatures.

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Yesim Akdeniz
Turkish, b. 1978
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Yesim Akdeniz Graf paints scenarios that are calmly peculiar, with familiar elements made jarring when put together. She composes fantastical and dreamlike tableaus that incorporate modernist architecture, Hollywood icons, safari animals, women in hats, or household items—sometimes all at once. Commonly noted for for her use of symbolism, Akdeniz Graf says that her “paintings are metaphors for stories that interest me.” She gives a nod to her Surrealist influences by quoting iconic works in her own paintings, like René Magritte’s pipe in The Lovers II (2011) and the frequent appearance of elephants on spindly stilts that recall Salvador Dalí’s creatures.

Yesim Akdeniz

When Prost Left Istanbul, 2016

Oil on canvas
57 1/10 × 66 9/10 in
145 × 170 cm
This is a unique work.
€10,000
location
ISTANBUL, Istanbul, Brussels
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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