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Mert Ozgen
Georgia

Artist Statement Submitted 2017

My artwork draws inspiration from the timeless beauty of women described in classic literature and addresses the tension between the visibility of the body and the invisibility of what lies beneath the skin. I explore this connection through layers of oil paint and by sewing different types of papers together with thread. The stitched wound interrupts the cosmetic beauty of the subject and becomes a porthole to her inner world where she abandons her character and transforms into storyteller.

www.mertozgen.com

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