Neo-conceptual Paintings of Hakan Gürsoytrak
The popularity of painting in Turkey is undeniable and has evidently a lot to do with its modernist relation to the verbal culture and the age-old commitment of the artists, when not to mention the market-oriented manipulations. The profession of applying paint on canvas is still the most appreciated category of art making. The collectors and commercial galleries respect true painters as “real artists”, even if they are flamboyant and brazen. However, for the connoisseur and art professionals, painting is still a vehicle to think about the resources of art as well as a wealth of expression to decipher the unconscious and behavior of humankind.