MAP AS ART
Maps are meant to be impartial documents about the geographic reality. They are powerful visual tools which inform, educate, impress and sometimes intimidate. Like paintings, they are made by a certain point of view and they always have their own agenda.
In art, maps are frequently seen as a medium of expression and are used to explain, critique, subvert, re-imagine or redefine the contemporary world.
In this series, Rengin Saltik takes on cartography to document her personal impressions of certain cities that she once lived, loved or wandered within and paints them in the colors they recall. This series is a cartographic account of these places in terms of color combinations.
The series consists of 12 paintings.
201102 / Chicago / Michigan Avenue –Magnificient Mile – Chicago River – Lake Michigan / oil painting on canvas / 180 x 120 cm / 2011
201107 / New York / Central Park – Broadway – Times’ Square – 5th Avenue / oil painting on canvas / 180 x 120 cm / 2011
201104 / Zuerich / Bahnofstrasse – Limmatquai – Zuerich See / oil painting on canvas / 180 x 120 cm / 2011
201106 / İstanbul / Bebek – Arnavutköy - Kuruçeşme / oil painting on canvas / 180 x 120 cm / 2011
201109 / Firenze / Ponte Vecchio – Via Por Santa Mana – Galleria del Uffizi / oil painting on canvas / 180 x 120 cm / 2011
201114 / Venezia / San Marco Plaza – Le Grand Canal / oil painting on canvas /130 x 140 cm / 2011
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