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Özlem Altın
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Özlem Altın

Özlem Altın (born in 1977, Goch, Germany) draws from a vast collection of found imagery, replicas and prints originating from books, magazines or the Internet, and contextualizes them into dense collages and complex installations. Abolishing any hierarchies within the source material and juxtaposing it with her own distinct paintings and photographs, she develops a highly associative visual semantic that discloses inner states and external restraints of the human existence. In an ever-changing and fluctuating work process, Altın deals with the representation of the human body in states of exhaustion, passivity and dissolving subjectivity.

Recent solo exhibition of her work include Cathartic Ballet, Circus, Berlin, 2013; Rhythm of Resemblance, Günther-Peill-Stiftung, Düren, 2012; Ianus, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, 2010; Geometrical portrait, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, 2008.