Hatice Utkan Özden What does loneliness or solitude feel like? How do we feel if we are left all alone? Are we happy all alone or is it possible to isolate ourselves in society? The art of Gökhan Gökseven forces upon these questions, because as much as it is about himself, he wants the viewer to discover themselves and feel the solitude in his paintings. His artworks are like an expedition made to his world that makes us question ourselves and our solitude in life. It is hard to see Gökseven’s works without thinking about the representation of colors. He uses colors as a new way of discovery in his art. In his paintings, blue forests, dark blue seas, pink lights, and brown inner spaces are poeticized. The movement from one picture to another is the motif itself, and Gökseven questions different subjects as he tries to show how solitude affects us in modern life. “In some of the paintings I wanted to show how male solitude exits. Living alone as a male has its dynamics,” he said, adding that the main thing in his paintings is not depicting a certain pain or suffering. Sometimes his paintings are reflecting a… Read full this story
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