Fahrettin Gürkan Örenli

visual artist


Artist website

CEAC exhibition

Fahrettin was born and raised in the eastern part of Turkey. Since July 1991 he has been living and working in Holland. He graduated from the Photography Department at the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam (1994-1998). From 2000 to 2001 he was a participant at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.

“SOCIO-SURREALISM… FOR ME, WHAT WE CALL REALITY CAN BE SEEN AS A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE SOCIAL SPHERE AND THE SURREAL, A ‘HYPER-REALITY’, A SOCIO-SURREALISM. A NEW REALITY, A CREATION REPRESENTED THROUGH DIVERS MEDIA THAT COMES INTO EXISTENCE BECAUSE DIFFERENT ELEMENTS MERGE WITH ONE ANOTHER. ”
“I STAND AT THE INTERSECTION OF THESE DIFFERENT AND INTERRELATED SPHERES. I WORK WITH PHOTOGRAPHY, PAINTING, VIDEO, INSTALLATION AND POETRY; USING THESE DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES REPRESENT, ON ANOTHER LEVEL THE INTERRELATIONSHIP OF A VARIETY OF SUBJECTS AS WELL.”

– Fahrettin Gürkan Örenli

“Orenli is a very serious and committed artist who is exploring the symbolic and expressive possibilities of painting to tackle contemporary subjects. A poet also, Orenli combines literature and visual arts to deal with complex human, social and political issues of our times. ”
– Gerardo Mosquera

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13:00 - 17:30

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Siming South Road 400, 3rd Floor
Xiamen, 361005, China
Tel. 0086 (0) 592 2180850

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