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Aylin Zaptçıoğlu(b.1985, Hamburg) is a promising young Turkish painter. In terms of subject matter, the figure and nature are her main departure points. Through the use of symbols and single figures she explores the plight of the lone human being in the face of a world that is constantly changing. She creates scenes where animals, humans and nature, as well as the contemporary and the old overlap, making it difficult for the viewer to locate the painting in a lineer time and space reality. Moments of connection and disconnection in human relationships are represented through a caleidescope of influences that seem to include doses of Flemish Renaissance painting, Balthus and surrealism. Despite the choice of sombre symbols, atmospheres and colors, her paintings exude a sense of excitement and a glimmer of hope towards that lost moment of connection and the possibility of unity.