Oben Yilmaz Turkey

Her artworks depict images of industrialisation and the global economy. There is a connection between the landscape scenery and the construction of buildings.

Oben’s artworks have been exhibited in various exhibitions both nationally and internationally. A few of these exhibitions include Sabanci Culture Center, ADANA in 1997. Cukurova University Exhibition Hall, Prime Mall AVM Exhibition Hall, Transparent Art Gallery, Galatea Art Gallery, Galata in Istanbul, Art Fashion Summart Art Gallery, Testimony to the past, 25th International Istanbul Art Fair, International Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Festival in Greece, 8th Orange International Art Colony, Batum International Printing Festival, and the first International Print Festival in the Batum Cagtas Museum in Georgia.

 

Her personal exhibitions include being exhibited in Stone Venue in 2012, Müjdat Gezen Art Centre, Adana Atatürk Park, Cukurova University – Mithat Özhan Amphis 25 November International Convention for Violence Adana, “Alante” Social Centre and the Nisart Art Gallery in Istanbul.

 

Her artworks depict images of industrialisation and the global economy. There is a connection between the landscape scenery and the construction of buildings. Multilayered techniques such as stencilling and mixed media are used in this artwork. The concept behind this artwork is to create a utopian urban landscape before distressing and decomposing elements to represent a bird's eye view of a landscape. The colour scheme is simple, with only the primary colours used. There are elements that connect to this being a representation of Brutalist architecture.

 

The meticulous integration of Brutalist architecture emerged during the 1950s in the United Kingdom among the reconstruction projects of the post-war era. She captures the minimalistic constructions and the essence of Brutalist architecture in her artworks. The structural elements are covered by the vivid brushstrokes.