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Yener Torun born in Turhal, Turkey in 1982 is a Istanbul based contemporary artist.

Yener Torun's art-photography compositions focus on the relations between space and the experience we have in it. He transforms the urban landscape, reframing architecture as geometric abstraction, creating an alternative reality. Conceptually Torun reforms the architectural elements from their original environment and repurposing them.


After studying architecture at the Istanbul Technical University in 2014, Yener Torun started a photography project focusing on lesser-known buildings and side-streets of his adopted city. Since then his work has been featured in major publications such as The Guardian, The Washington Post, CBS News, El Pais Semanal, amongst others.

Yener, is established as one of the most interesting emerging artists of today and his body of work has been showcased in Brazil, UK, France, Turkey, and Germany and it is collected worldwide.

ARTE GLOBALE is pleased to present YENER TORUN, The Symbiotes Series an ongoing work of contemporary photography at the highest creativity and artistic level. Yener Torun works with Symbiotic dynamic of light and urban landscapes architecture sculpturing a virtual reality, in which we are joyfully absorbed.

Symbiotes is the latest sensational series by Yener Torun. The artist uses photography in a unique way of transforming the urban landscape, creating an alternative reality by detaching elements from their original environment and repurposing them. In Symbiotes Torun focuses on geometry and color and the relationships between separate structures. Yener Torun frames different objects in a way that they compliment each other, building, lampposts, structuring an imaginary place, which would not be otherwise if one of these objects were omitted. The object and the spaces benefit each other's existence just like they were in a symbiotic relationship. Ultimately depth is used as a device to define and emphasise these relationships. Exhibited in Paris during Paris Photo 2018 at the Carrousel du Louvre fotofever, the series created a wave of passionate interest in the young and seasoned collectors as well as the press while his works sold out very quickly, generating comments of a new star born with references to David Hockey and Edward Hopper. Poetic yet complex, they are a unique takes on our contemporary urban lives. ARTE GLOBALE presented part of the series in Miami during the ART BASEL where 2 of the pieces were acquired by the American for the Arts and entered in their prestigious collection and during The ARMORY show in New York 2019, where 2 of the series artwork were placed in one of the most established private collection in Manhattan.

Yener Torun’s (Istanbul 1982) art-photography compositions focus on the relations between space and the experience we have in it. Conceptually the artist transforms the urban landscape, reframing architecture as geometric abstraction, creating an alternative reality. After studying architecture, Yener Torun started a photography project focusing on lesser-known buildings and side streets. Since then his work has been featured in major publications such as The Guardian, The Washington Post, CBS News, establishing him as one of the most interesting emerging artists of today. His body of work has been showcased and collected worldwide.



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