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Ceyda Aykan

185 Varick Street

October 18 – November 15, 2018

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Ceyda Aykan, Long Endeavor (Dense Forest), 2018
Ceyda Aykan, Castle, 2018
Ceyda Aykan, Sun, 2018
Ceyda Aykan, In Silence, 2018
Ceyda Aykan, Nocturnal Animals, 2018

Press Release

Geary is pleased to present START, a series of new oil paintings by Ceyda Aykan. Aykan’s paintings, abstract patterns that float somewhere between architectural and landscape, absorb the viewer and suggest a voyage into the unknown. She works with sensuality, imbuing her paintings with a sense of nostalgia, and of searching for the past through terrains filled with pattern and texture. 

 

Aykan’s work points to a slow process and suggests an ode to pointillism, but at the same time contains a sense of urgency and physical action, with stray marks and large swaths of unprimed canvas dotting the expansive surfaces. The subject, whether a glass-paneled skyscraper or a snow-capped mountain range, gives the impression that it infinitely continues, far beyond the canvas. Aykan provides us with a wild and untamed component of the larger puzzle. She thinks of her paintings as dynamic and in an ever-changing state of change - perhaps, a shifting, fleeting memory.