Bio

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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.

Education

2008 Bachelor Degree at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Graphic Design

2017 Masters Degree at Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerpen, Graphic Design/ Illustration

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Illusination 167, Collectiv National, Antwerp-Belgium

Group Exhibitions

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