Rengim Mutevellioglu

Location: New York
Nationality: Turkish
Biography: Born in 1991, Rengim Mutevellioglu is a Turkish artist. Following numerous recognitions around the world, she studied Fine Arts at Sorbonne. Her work has been featured and exhibited in cities such as London, Barcelona and Paris. Currently based... read on
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Credits: rengim mutevellioglu
Date of Work: 05/01/17 - 05/17/17
Updated: 08/10/19
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
In 2017, for the first time in 10 years, I went back to a country that played a formative role in shaping me as a person and as a photographer. I wanted to not only document how much Georgia has changed, but to see how much my own photography has changed in the meantime, stylistically as well as in my approach to shooting.
I spent two weeks, a facsimile of the time I spent there ten years prior, retracing my steps and reflecting on my process as an artist.
Questions around the best way to present this work have been constantly evolving. In the end, it seemed important to let my evolution as a photographer be a background element in the story of the works' creation. Ultimately, I wanted the images to speak for themselves. The banal things I’ve noticed about my process didn’t seem worth translating visually, like the fact that I’ve learned to take a step back and evaluate context, to think beyond the aesthetic value of the image, etc.


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