Taner Ceylan: 1997-2009

By: Cameron, Dan

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One of Turkey's most prominent artists, Taner Ceylan makes hyperrealist paintings that bespeak absolute technical mastery and precision, but which are also freighted with an emotional and sexual dimension usually absent from the genre--qualities that have set him apart from the prevailing tendencies in contemporary Turkish art, and which at times have also brought him outright abuse in the press. Ceylan's paintings occupy a register somewhere between the mutely homoerotic (as in his portrait of a bloodied and perspiring boxer--possibly an allegory of the artist's own trials) and the overtly sexual (to enter his website "you must be at least 18 years of age" ). Curator Dan Cameron, who has championed the painter, orients him in a tradition of sexually explicit art stemming from Robert Mapplethorpe to Jeff Koons, but points out that the implicit argument of Celyan's work is "a romantic arguing for the wholesomeness of gay male sexuality."

Title: Taner Ceylan: 1997-2009

Author Name: Cameron, Dan

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Damiani:

ISBN Number: 8862081731

ISBN Number 13: 9788862081733

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z8862081731Z2

Description: 8862081731 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE