Aslıhan Kaplan Bayrak
She was born in 1975 in Zonguldak. She studied at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Painting Department in Prof. Zekai Ormancı's atelier. The artist, who also worked in the gravure atelier with Fevzi Tüfekçi and Umut Germeç, graduated in 2007 with a first. Bayrak continues to work in her painting and engraving atelier in İstanbul Pendik, she has curated and coordinated the Garden Arts Initiative since 2014. The sense of being/self is not independent of the space. From this point of view, the artist aims to show the pleasant tension between cosmos and chaos while wandering around the boundaries of order and disorder by playing with our perception of space. While constructing space with reflections, curves and intersecting lines, the artist questions the spirit of space and time. The perception of space in her paintings invites us to rethink our connection with nature as much as it bothers us.