Özer Toraman

A Turkish Post War & Contemporary artist in residency from April 9 – May 9, 2022

noh-art announces the first art residency in Naples (Italy) in collaboration with Pi Artworks Gallery. The first artist hosted is Özer Toraman, a Turkish Post War & Contemporary artist in residency from April 9 – May 9, 2022.

Özer Toraman was born in 1989 in Turkey and he lives and works in Berlin. The artist attracts the attention with his portraits, which were developed against imposed parochial identity and gender specific policies. While Toraman is questioning a singularity except dualism of male/female with his figures far from sex-oriented contours, he invites audience to a different point of view by leaving them to their emotions, thoughts and desires: “I want to attract the attention to imagining with frames which I transpose to my toiles. This is because we can realize in our real life that the image is the design of future and directs life consciously or unconsciously. The image is the own reality inside human. Our reality is where we are in universe of these illusions where only reality and imaginary intertwine. Humans can be happy with – imagining – by their own without get this through someone else. Pain conditions of external reality can be removed with imagines. So that imaging is important! Imaging is to become self-sufficient. It is a satisfying tool which can remove all the crimes. Dreams and imagines are reflections of our emotional world.”

During his stay in Naples,  Özer Toraman produced a new series of works entitled “Pure Joy of Nature” which exude an abundant joy for life and are all inspired by friends, many of whom he has met during his time travelling.