• International Modern & Contemp auction at Christies

    Sale 7893

    International Modern & Contemporary Art, Including Masterpieces from The Collection of Dr. Mohammed Said Farsi

    27 April 2010, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 110

    Abdurrahman Oztoprak (Turkish, b. 1927)


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    Abdurrahman Oztoprak (Turkish, b. 1927)
    signed 'abd.' (lower right); dated '2004' (on the reverse)
    mixed media on canvas
    45 x 45in. (116 x 116cm.)
    Painted in 2004

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    The art of Abdurrahman Oztoprak is influenced both by European classical music and by European kinetic painting. As he explains "I have always desired motion in paintings because of musics influence on meIt is necessary for art to be abstract to correspond to the abstract concept of music."
    Oztoprak spent the 1960s researching the work of kinetic artists in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Of them he said" These interesting works; produced from motor power, play of light; various materials and objects; neither had a relation to canvas nor a chance of replicationWhat I desired to achieve was to express kinetics on a normal canvas without the use of any supplementary materials."

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