further extravagante artist on this fair will be the Tuerkin Selin Aktan. Aktan embodies the Orient in its whole work. It mixes the failed ornamentations of the evening country with a brilliant color play. She selects herself motives from nature just like from eastern history. Develops more interesting mix made of colors, materials and metals. Even silver decoration and feathers/springs are often trained into the art articles with. It folds up these different materials to multicolored collages. It however always makes sure that the peculiarness of the Orients remains. Thus the sympathetic Tuerkin with a spectacular form plays - and colour without thereby the harmony to lose. Also Aktan has a poetic life opinion: "God created the world from fire and water. Then he saw the earth and thought the fact that it looked very empty and created humans. In order to have still more fun, it set colors on its pallet and painted the world with them. And it gave the earth to humans as gift. God looked at its art and enjoyed which it had made." Perhaps Aktan became exactly from the same reason an outstanding painter. Three artists like it to be could more differently not. In their culture, in their way of life and naturally also in their art objects. However, these three women have to be established it created in the art scene and to find their own life-style. A model surely also for other women, who find with this example at penetration and commitment also in its own conceptions and dreams support. Because these women, who originate all together from cultures in those the women still for their Fantasien fight must, give to arrange courage and hope the life after own desires and conceptions. Who would like to learn this mixed way of life to know and the objects all together worth seeing to visit, it should not thus miss from the 14.Oktober - 17.Oktober in the kind international 2004 to Zurich to come. With these multi-cultural singularness is unique this art fair in their originality and internationality and promises versatility and alternation. VON SYLVIA ERTL 2004 art international zurich 2004
A circular rhythm distinguishes Selin Melek Aktans stunning celestial constructions, abstract bursts of color with cinematic warmth. Indeed, the temperament of these textured abstractions evoke the film stock emulsion works of abstract cineaste Stan Brakhage. Mercurial, fire-breathing eyes of hurricanes and tornados erupt and twist across the picture plane in rich oranges, reds, and black. Amongst hinted outlines of dark trees and exploding galaxies, Aktans circular motif reigns, a reminder of the ever-revolving circle of life. Aktan has exhibited work in her native Istanbul, and across the globe in Greece, Bulgaria, Switzerland , Paris, Italy, and the U.S. Of her artistic inspiration she says, I traveled to the four corners of the earth, and each place I visited added to my desire for unique artistic expression. Wherever I went, I found new influences directing my brush strokes or guiding my hands as I worked at my paintings or sculptures. The results of her dedication are wonderful works of astounding temperament and power.
Artist spectrum february 2006
Hailing from Turkey Selin Aktan occupies the design corner of this international art bazaar.Base in Istanbul and NewYork she wears many hats as mixed media fine artist,fashion designer,decorator and also doctor.That resume helps explain and illuminate her restless,pleasently pluraistic module in the exhibition.The gleam of silver,folk art like swirly of bright colour,and framed assemblage pieces with shards of are among the diversions corralled in her unpretentious delight.art secene 23-29 september
by josef Woodart News-press correspondent