Ercan Akin - Artist in Tokyo

Ercan Akin

I'm an artist in Tokyo, Japan

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About me

I was born in Izmir in 1979. After graduating from painting department of the fine art faculty in Dokuz Eylul University in 2008, I had spent three years in art-painting in Istanbul. I moved to Tokyo in 2011. Since then, I have been producing my works in Tokyo and also in Izmir.

Artist Statement

I base my work on the problems of individuals and on imaginary spaces. Because of this I think that I meet with people at a shared point. The spaces I create display the disconnect between the fear of loneliness that everyone occasionally experiences and the life that everyone imagines for themselves.

I create distinctive works that are able to symbolize this predicament by thinking of those who -- lacking the courage to face their fears -- struggle to have an identity and obfuscate reality in order to relieve themselves from the pressure of not having an identity.

My Creations

  1. My creation

    30 July 2016

    This work met viewers as a part of my works exhibited in Tokyo in 2014. You can find my exhibition article from the link - http://www.ercanakin.com.tr