Gulgun Aliriza

category: Visual,

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Artist Statement

My work exposes a unique underlying potential within a deeply private dialogue with a particular setting: in these series of works, I focused on life and objects in my immediate surroundings. My work appears more like exercises in picture-making than revelations about a place or thing. For me, painting is a physical and dynamic process that develops organically upon the surface of the canvas. My main concern has been a formal and intellectual approach to exploring color, form, shape, light, space, surface and texture.

Educational Background

2007 MFA, Painting, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT   2005 BFA, State University of New York at Purchase, Purchase, NY Summa Cum Laude; Major: Painting, Minor: Art History