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Recep Batuk

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Enjoy the Silence, 2006 Oil on Canvas 160cm X 180cm
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Fantasy in Palace , 2006 Oil on Canvas 50cm X 70cm
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Ihtiyactan/ Out of Necessity, 2004 Mixed Media 80cm X 100cm
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My Dentist, 2006 Oil on Canvas 50cm X 60 Cm
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Pippa Baca, 2008 Oil on Canvas 60cm X 80cm
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Bayer Tenis Turnuvasi, 2008 Oil on Board 50cm X 70cm
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Come on, We'll Get Along, 2008 Oil on Canvas 50cm X 64 Cm
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Bull Ignoing the Train, 2008 Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas 50cm X 70cm
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Boat Colliding with Pannini, 2008 Mixed Media 50cm X 70cm
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Bathroom Band, 2007 Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas
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Parking Attendant, 2007 Mixed Media 100cm X 120cm
2007_k_z_ltoprak_i__klar_70cmx100cm_mixed_media_on_canvas
Kiziltoprak Isiklar, 2007 Mixed Media 70cm X 100cm
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Crazy Peruvian, 2007 Mixed Media 130cm X150cm
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Breakfast on Sunday Morning, 2007 Oil on Canvas 80cm X 120cm
2006_the_apocalypse_day_party_80x100cm__oil_on_canvas
Apocalypse Day Party, 2007 Oil on Canvas 80cm X 100cm
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Bull Ignoring the Train, 2008 Oil on Canvas
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Bayer Tennis Tournament, 2008 Painting © Recep Batuk
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For Sale Out of Necessity, 2004 Oil on Canvas 80cm X 100cm
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Banyo Orkestrasi
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Hapiness is.., 2009 Digital Photo
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Sunday Brunch, 2008 Oil on Canvas 80cmx120cm
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Sari Lale Modu, 2009 Digital Photo
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From the studio
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Are You Energized Yet?, 2009
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Propane Will Give You Wings, 2009
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September 30th, 2009, 02:10am, 2009
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Spirit Calling Session with Green Onions, 2009
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LA Mincemeat, 2009
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Smoked Carnal Actions, 2010
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Don't Seize Me Please, 2009
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Sandwich Break on Public Bus, 2009
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Abitare Il Tempo, 2009
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Bayer Tennis Tournament
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Bayer Tennis Tournament
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Don't Seize Me-detail
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We Came Up With An Age Limit, Just So We Have An Excuse, 2012 Oil on Canvas © Recep Batuk
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Istanbul, Turkey
Schools
Mimar Sinan University, 1993, BFA
Tags
art in Turkey, Istanbul art, DJ Recep, Siyah Otesi, Recep Batuk, Turkish art, turkish painters mixed-media pop, surrealism, modern
Statement

Defined by a loud palette and a sense of sarcasm, Recep Batuk’s paintings juxtapose mundane objects, vignettes from everyday life with storybook characters and outlandish fantastic elements in seemingly irrelevant combinations that lack a sense of worldly time and place. The explosion of color and inanity sets the tone for Batuk’s world, which is simultaneously dark, raucous, obsessive, sophisticated, satirical, humorous, whimsical, playful and juvenile. A sense of contradiction is  evident in the artists’ use of traditional, Renaissance inspired compositional devices on one hand and a naïve painting style on the other.