Selin Aydinol

Selin Aydinol (1994) moved from Istanbul to Belgium in 2016. She received her masters in painting from Royal Academy of Antwerp in 2019. She lives and works in Antwerp. Her first group exhibition was “Omg Is Pink The New Black?” (2019, Feb) curated by Spank Moons. Followed by the “To Be Antwerp” exhibition at Geukens en De Vil Gallery (2019, Nov). Most recently, “Zonder Kunstenaars Geen Kunst” at Muhka, Nick Lodgers (2020, Feb), a group show which included Chantal Akerman, Fred Bervoets, Leo Copers, Ria Pacquée, Anne Daems and more.

Her process starts with a drawing. Selin sections this drawing into even pieces which creates unique compositions for each painting. She then treats them as a new territory to integrate into. Not by manipulating the composition, but by applying colours and textures.

Selin wants to take the image and rediscover it section by section, exposing the already existing
values that were not visible at first sight. She values the impact that basic shapes and textures can have. She mostly cares about the image being beautiful, without trying to define it.