Heidi Trautmann


Art Exhibition at the ArtRooms in Kyrenia – White and Black Photography

By Heidi Trautmann

27x27 – black and white – relation between object and the rim of the paper, here static, there movement, harmony of space, all with the same title, from the same year 2014. The laws of architecture photography and graphic design. The title says it all: all seventy photographic works lie on our daily routes, we pass them every day, but we have hardly ever noticed them. The essence in focus, the graphic and architectural elements brought forward.

It reminds me of a story a teacher of architecture photography once gave me: One day when he came into class he put an orange onto the table and told his students to photograph it. The students answered: So what, it is only an orange! The teacher answered: No, take it up, squeeze it, smell it, taste it, then put it back and now photograph it!

Something ordinary becomes art by concentrating all our senses on the object. It is about our relationship to the things surrounding us. How close do we go and how much time can we spend to learn to understand the simple but beautiful truth?  To learn about a simple object under different light conditions, to go down on our knees and be at the same level of perhaps an insect, to select and research. The pattern we discover in water caused by wind and light, the pattern of a mesh wire or those of cacti, There is a graphic order in all the works.

 Erdal Aygenç was born in Hopa/Turkey in 1959. He is a Lecturer in the Department of Graphic Design of the Faculty of Arts and Design at the Near East University since 2006. He finished his Master Degree in 1986 and Proficiency in Art (Doctorate) in the Department of Graphic Design of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Hacettepe University in 1992. He published many articles in the subject of Art and Design, presented papers in some symposia, conducted the sessions, took part in the projects and the artistic workshops. He conducted two personal exhibitions and participated in many national and international exhibitions.

I was late to see the exhibition, it will close on December 8. The exhibition was curated by the artist Oya Silbery and the event – as all the events in the ArtRooms – was supported by Erbil Arkin. The Art Gallery ArtRooms at The House has developed into the leading art gallery in North Cyprus, the venue for contemporary art, organised by Oya Silbery very sensitively.






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