Aslı Torcu works on collective memory by appropriating a language in painting that is akin to the process of remembering. Her paintings and watercolors strive to recreate the experience of remembering through the use of layering, which both reveals and erases. Clues to the depicted moment are evident but also obscured as dripping and large brushstrokes cover the previous layers, denying access to what has been there before.
Aslı Torcu (Konya, 1981) lives and works in Paris. She completed her Ph.D. at University of Paris VIII-Vicennes-St-Denis, Paris, France. She had her first solo exhibition “Reminiscence” at Galeri Zilberman, Turkey (2012). Selected group exhibitions include Past and Future, İstanbul Modern, Turkey (2013); Alienation/ Estrangement, Proje 4L, Elgiz Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul (2012); Figure Out, Artsawa, UAE (2012); Istanbul Summer Exhibition, Antrepo 5 Sanat Limanı, Turkey (2011); Unbounded, Proje4L, Elgiz Contemporary Art Museum, Turkey (2011).