Buket Savci Atature - Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me - 2011 oil on canvas 17x24

Buket Savci Atature — Selected Works

Posted on October 23, 2012

Buket Savci Atature explores longing for once present intimacy and desire.

My work is a visual diary where I explore the longing for the once present intimacy and desire. By playing with the viewpoint or putting the viewer in my own spot my desire is to observe being myself and indulging in that moment. Like the fragmented scenes from our memories, I use cropping and color to capture the feeling of the moment.
Delved into seeing evidences in details I use these suggestive and ordinary details that trigger my memory. For example the room, with its walls and specific objects become the witness and gains a personality describing its occupants.
I find that the human condition and endless search for an ideal are the only constant things while going back and forth between two different cultures and geography. I try to depict our need to love and trust while exploring coexisting together in a space, being a couple; being comfortable and playful in each other’s company on a slow lazy day. As mystery and humor are the elements I enjoy including in my work, the tensions and possible tendencies, inevitable conflicts, the ambiguity of relationships that continue to haunt us lay also always at the brink.

Buket Savci Atature studied Painting at the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, a Bachelor of Fine Art at Pratt Institute and a Master of Fine Art at New York Academy of Art.


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