Dolce Paganne a.k.a Ceren Aksungur is an Istanbul origin artist based in Antwerp.
Artist focus in her surreal drawings on the “sinister” aspect that reside in the details of daily life.
“Horror” is consumed in contemporary society not only by popular culture such as movies, tv shows, video games in the sense of “violence porn” but also by mind control mechanisms of the media, drugging society while social disasters or wars occur.
We are not sensible or active as we were before when we confront violence. Psychopatology surrounds us every day and we remain paralyzed behind the chaos. What does it create the real fear today?
Obsessed with the hypnotic aspects of geometric forms, she loves constructing her work originated from a feeling like “sleep paralysis”, around images like dream/nightmare sequences.
Besides that, she loves examining plants and birds, reading asian horror comic books, occult history, ancient mythology, watching dark movies and enjoys a lot listening to music.
2008 Bachelor Degree at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Graphic Design
2017 Masters Degree at Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerpen, Graphic Design/ Illustration
2017 Illusination 167, Collectiv National, Antwerp-Belgium
2007 Enthropy, Daralan, Istanbul – Turkey
2008 Fear of Flying, Daralan, Istanbul – Turkey
2008 Sinopale –International Sinop Bienale, Sinop – Turkey
2009 City and Art, Central St Martins College of Arts Exhibition, London – UK
2009 City and Art , Tophane-i Amire Exhibition, Istanbul – Turkey
2009 Grafist 13, International Graphic Days, Young Talents Exhibition, Istanbul – Turkey
2010 “Let’s Play” Exhibition, Daralan, Istanbul – Turkey
2011 Istanbul Art Fair, TUYAP Exhibition Center, Istanbul – Turkey
2012 Arte Fiera Bergamo, Bergamo Art Fair, Bergamo- Italy
2015 De Lange Nacht at F44, Antwerp, Belgium
2015 Silent Circle, Cinema Zuid (film screening based on works of art), Antwerp – Belgium
2016 Let’s Speak about Notions (vol. 1 and 2), Tight Agressive, Istanbul – Turkey
2017 Art Truc Troc & Design, BOZAR, Brussels – Belgium
2017 Kunstwerk 4, Collectiv National, Plein Publiek- Belgium
2017 Original Works on Paper, Lieve Lambrecht, Gent, Belgium
2017 Reflect, Collectiv National, Antwerp, Belgium
2017 Masters 2017, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp & Sint Lucas, Antwerp, Belgium
2017 To Be, KAVKA, Antwerp, Belgium
2017 Small Formats, Lieve Lambrecht, Gent, Belgium
2018 Art Truc Troc&Design, BOZAR, Brussels,Belgium
2018 Illustrators, Galeri DADA, Istanbul, Turkey
2018 The Freak Shop, Collectiv National, Antwerp, Belgium