Diminished

YAPRAK AKINCI

Year:

2017

Media:

Acrylic on Canvas

Size (cm):

100 x 100 x 3

London 2018

Other works

Prone

YAPRAK AKINCI

Year:

2016

Media:

Acrylic on Canvas

Size (cm):

82 x 63 x 3

London 2018

Untitled

YAPRAK AKINCI

Year:

2017

Media:

Acrylic on Canvas

Size (cm):

122 x 136 x 3

London 2018

Biography

Born in Istanbul in 1984.
A graduate of the illustrious Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University with a degree in graphic design, she has produced work in sectors as varied as photography, cinema and engraving.
In 2010, she moved to Rome to study for a Masters in Graphic Arts at the Accademia delle Belle Arti, where painting became the focus of her artistic output.
Years of painstaking observation of her home city saw the artist bear witness to unfettered architectural growth, with frantic urban transformation profoundly affecting her work.
In 2012, Akinci received the ‘’Arte Genera Arte’’ prize at the fourth edition of the Premio Terna. She was a finalist of the Premio Pittura INAIL and the Premio Fibrenus in 2013, as well as the UbqArt Award in 2015. She has exhibited at a number of shows in Istanbul, Rome and Carrara. She had her first personal exhibition in Rome in 2014.
In 2015 she moved to London.

Artist statement

I was born and raised in Istanbul, where I witnessed a city's unfettered architectural growth and cultural change over many years. Upon moving to Italy in 2010 for my own personal and educational development, this observation became an artistic inclination.
My increasing focus on painting led me to collect images of industrial areas, abandoned places, factories and crowds, which would later serve as inspiration for my artwork.
My works represent the degeneration, consumption and contrasts of the modern world.