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Sevim Sancaktar
REC Collective
Turkish and English

Text by Laurence Cournet


Hardcover, Accordion book
29 pages
165×195 mm
ISBN: 97860588897


Sancaktar takes close-ups of the wall illusions painted on electrical transformers throughout Istanbul and some surrounding cities. A representation of their time as well as a deformed reflection of urban history, architectural element as much as artistic expression, these images form a social and cultural portrait of the town; A city, eclectic as much as electric, which merge occidental and oriental, mix classical and contemporary, thus creating a utopical anachronism.

Sevim Sancaktar (born in Istanbul / TR), lives and works in Vienna and Istanbul. Continuing Education: MA Visual Arts at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul (2011)
and Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (2013). She is represented by C.A.M Gallery Istanbul and alsomember of the REC Collective.
Sevim Sancaktar (born in Istanbul / TR), Lives and works in Vienna and Istanbul.