Senem Oezdogan

Region: Northeast

 I am a Brooklyn-based painter whose practice includes painting, drawing, and fiber art. My work focuses on the transformation of paint into light and the creation of three-dimensional reality on a flat surface through strong contrasts. Composed of geometric shapes with convex and concave elements, the gradient color combinations are used to create sculpture-like elements. My practice combines concepts of structure and form with observations of content and emotion by turning shape into form, form into volume, and volume into emotion. Playing with the juxtaposition of what the mind knows and the eye sees, these independent forms are perceived as three-dimensional objects and create an anthropomorphic and biomorphic system of relationships that refer to the human body and nature as well as architecture.