Çiğdem Aky's painting can be explained in two sentences: she applies paint and reacts to it. She is mainly interested in how colors interact with each other. Each of her paintings basically consists of three building blocks: depth, structure and the color tone. With these three building blocks, the artist aims to create color spaces on the canvas. Each color space has its own, very special character: its own depth and its own feeling that it conveys. When combining the colors into a color space, her aim is to ensure that the picture as a whole reaches its greatest possible depth, into which the viewer is drawn and which captivates them.Read More
Çiğdem Aky (b. 1989, Munich) studied painting and graphic design at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste München from 2009 to 2013. She later completed her studies at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe in 2016, earning a master's degree in 2016-2017 from Prof. Helmut Dorner's workshop. Aky's solo exhibitions include Capturing the Day, Dirimart Pera, Istanbul (2023); Rhytmus, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt am Main (2022), Im Schatten der Baume, Kunstmuseum Reutlingen Galerie, Reutlingen (2022), Eine Pusteblume im Wind, Evelyn Drewes, Hamburg (2022); Auf Wolke Sieben, Kunststiftung BW, Stuttgart (2021); Ein blauer Himmel, MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen (2020), Step by Step, Super+ Centercourt Galerie, Munich (2020); CIGDEM AKY, Zweisieben, Karlsruhe, (2018); Einzelausstellung, Galerie Tristan Lorenz, Frankfurt am Main (2017); Das Flechtwerk der Farbe, Studio Rose, Schondorf am Ammersee (2015) and Kolorit, Geschwisterraum, Karlsruhe (2015). Her group exhibitions include Ohne Titel, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen (2022); Dirimart Sunar VIII, Dirimart, İstinye Park, Izmir (2021), Facing the Sun, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Schloss Görne (2021); WABI-SABI, Kristin Hjellegjderde Gallery, London (2021); I just paint to say I love you, Gallery Strzelski, Stuttgart (2021); Treffpunkt Kunst, Bauverein AG, Darmstadt (2020); Jenseits der Stille, Gallery Kristine Hamann, Wismar (2020); COLOR ME BADD with Christian Awe, Gallery Tristan Lorenz, Frankfurt am Main (2019); Welcome1, GEDOK, Munich (2019); Kunst Aktuell, Städtische Gallery, Rosenheim (2018); Half a pound of Art, Gallery Stoerpunkt, Munich (2018); New Positions, Tristan Lorenz Gallery, Frankfurt am Main (2017); Happy Little Paintings, Luis Leu, Karlsruhe (2016) and Um Fünf, Kiosk, Munich (2015). Aky's works are included in significant collections such as Kunstmuseum Heidenheim in Heidenheim an der Brenz, Bauverein AG in Darmstadt, and Regierungsprasidium in Karlsruhe. The artist currently lives and works in Munich.
Text courtesy Dirimart.