ARTIST / Artist
Gençay Aytekin, born in Istanbul in 1984, received his education at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University’s Painting department, studying under the guidance of Prof. Aydın Ayan from 2005 to 2011.
In 2011, he held his first solo exhibition at Sanatorium. He worked as an assistant in established Turkish artist Ekrem Yalçındağ’s studio from 2012 to 2022. Aytekin also served as an assistant in Hermann Nitsch’s performances in Istanbul in 2013.
Aytekin’s fascination with cartoons during his childhood formed the foundation of his current art, manifesting itself in the vibrant colors and dynamic lines prevalent in his works. One of the representatives of the new era of pop art, Aytekin explores the challenges of existence and adulthood with a childlike naivety. Drawing inspiration from Pop-Art and the colorful world of the popular culture of his formative years, he aims to create a lively and playful world.
The artist’s works are featured in institutional collections like Özyeğin University, as well as various private collections.
Untitled 2023 Oil on canvas 160 x 140 cm
We are all together in this 2023 Oil on canvas 120 x 200 cm
Untitled 2023 Oil on canvas 120 x 120 cm
I wouldn’t want to know what is behind the green door 2023 Oil on canvas 120 x 120 cm
Mommy takin'me to my safe place 2023 Oil on canvas 140 x 120 cm
Doodles - 001 2023 Ink and acrylic on canvas 140 x 200 cm