Heap in a Room2022, 140 x 100
Murat Oenen Born in 1993, Istanbul, Turkey. Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Oenen's paintings are “haunted by familiar faces and forms that seem to briefly emerge from among the light and objects, finding a moment of rest and attention within his scenes. Oenen approaches the question of masculinity in the form of a melancholic yet humorous confrontation with desire, that is gradually revealed as a yearning for closeness and belonging” (Anna Gien). The subculture of the club scene with its strong emotions has occupied Murat Oenen in recent years.

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