Alpay Efe. 

Oberhausen, Germany, 1987.

@alpay_efe

www.alpayefe.com

Artist in Residence 2019.

Invited by The Plant and PaintGuide for the Project1606 residency . 

Alpay Efe orchestrates the juxtaposition and intersection of abstraction and realism, producing subjects that feel like they are suspended in an abstract space: shifting in and out of focus, dissolving, popping in and out of existence.

Extending beyond what is represented into the ephemera of moods, feelings and atmospheres, Efe purposefully leaves it up to the viewer to create narratives, allowing for the experience and perception of his work to be uniquely intimate and private to each individual.

EDUCATION

2006 - 2012 Academy of Fine Arts, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

„Again, but with feeling“ at Gallery kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte, Essen, Germany

2015

„Resolve“ at Gallery kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte, Essen, Germany

2014

„subject / object / inside out “ at Von Fraunberg Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany

"work in progress", Villa Van Delden, Ahaus, Germany

2013

„Illusions of Reality“ at Gallery kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte, Essen, Germany

2011

„Legends“ at Gallery kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte, Essen, Germany

FAIRS

 

2018

art KARLSRUHE with kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte

2017

art KARLSRUHE with kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte

Kunst Zürich with Von Fraunberg Gallery

2016

art KARLSRUHE with kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte

Art Fair Cologne with kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte

Kunst Zürich with Von Fraunberg Gallery

2015

art KARLSRUHE with kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte

Art Fair Cologne with kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte

Kunst Zürich with Von Fraunberg Gallery

2014

art KARLSRUHE with kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte

Art Fair Cologne with kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte

2013

Art Fair Cologne with kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte

2012

Art Fair Cologne with kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte

2011

Art Fair Cologne with kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte

2010

Korea International Art Fair with kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte, Seoul, Korea

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

”The Moleskine Project” Spoke Art, New York City

”BODIES⁵”, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

"Unnatural Histories", Antler Gallery, Portland, OR

2017

"The 27th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show", Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

"Little Utopias", Talon Gallery, Portland, USA

"All in...", Von Fraunberg Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany

"Christmas Group Exhibition", Gallery Oxholm, Kopenhagen, Denmark

"Variance", Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

"Du liebes Tier" at kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte, Essen, Germany

2016

"The 26th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show", Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

"Flux: Anomie Belle", Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

"Edge of Realism", Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

"Contemporary Figuration", Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

„Summer Journey“ at kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte, Essen, Germany

"Zeitgeist", Galerie Nolte, Münster, Germany

2015

Index at kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte, Essen, Germany

„Summer Journey“ at kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte, Essen, Germany

"Into Summer" Von Fraunberg Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany

2014

Index at kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte, Essen, Germany

„Summer Journey“ at kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte, Essen, Germany

2013

SUMMER-JOURNEY at kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte

2012

„Scriptorum“ at Gallery Goltz, Essen, Germany

„Summer Journey“ at kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte, Essen, Germany

2011

Contemporary Art Ruhr with kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte, Essen, Germany

Index 11 „painting is the new video“ at kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte, Essen, Germany

2010

„Highlights zur Kulturhauptstadt“ at Gallery kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte, Essen, Germany

Contemporary Art Ruhr with kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte, Essen, Germany

Index 10 „listen to your eyes“ at kunst-raum schulte-goltz+noelte, Essen, Germany