With a fondness for playing with perception and nostalgia, artist Bengisu Bayrak paints old letters onto canvas that look like crumpled-up pieces of paper.
Explaining on his site that his works "stand on a zone in which 'the real' and 'the fake' overlap and create an unclarity in the mind of viewers," the artist wants his art to provoke the mind and force the viewer to contemplate what they are seeing. Lengthy love notes, coded covert messages and unintelligible scribbles written in different types of handwriting make the collection seem genuine and reminiscent of a time past.
Even discarded and stained, these old letters by Bengisu Bayrak demonstrate that written words have a certain beauty that typed fonts could never possess.
Crumpled Correspondence Art
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Blunt Love Notes
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Embroidered Love Letters
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