Heidi Trautmann

616 - Tekâmül – Art Photography exhibition – Emre Ekinci In the ArtRooms of the House in Kyrenia

By Heidi Trautmann


The ArtRooms, a place full of activities, good activities, modern thinking, young artists.

So far I have not missed one exhibition and the curators and organisers have continued their line, their style. This new exhibition ‘tekâmül’ by Emre Ekinci that was opened on March 05 entirely meets the organisers’ ideas away from the conventional. It is not his first exhibition in the ArtRooms, there was one in early 2011, also art photography ‘Migratory’.


An elegant exhibition with the words of introduction written in black on the white wall:

There was the Door to which I found no key

There was the veil through which I might not see

Some little talk awhile of ME and THEE

There was – and then no more of THEE and ME (Khayyam)


The door is a tool to open the way to something new, to close it to find security or to lock reality out. It is around the door, a gate to go through, to find past and present, that Emre Ekinci lets his new exhibition circle.

The contrast, the reflection. Black and white. Huge black frames containing the fleeting world of a dream, a passing dream. The passing of time, movement, becoming two levels of reality. Who are we, we humans in the vast dimensions of time, nothing but a shadow, the monuments we have built take longer to crumble.

As when a black ant moves along on a black felt cloth:

The ant is hidden from view; only the grain is visible on its way. (Rumi)

All art is at once surface and symbol.

Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. (Oscar Wilde).


Emre Ekinci is a young man, photographer and graphic designer, born in Istanbul in 1982; he left the complicated life there and settled in Cyprus. He continued to work as graphic designer for various newspapers and magazines but throughout this time he continued his photographic studies.


Emre Ekinci
Emre Ekinci

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