2C for ART
Deniz Alt was born 1978 in Aschaffenburg near Frankfurt. He graduated at the famous "Städelschule" in Frankfurt.
Deniz Alt deals with the inconsistency of people´s sensory perception and relates it to his main topic of cultural memory. Since the age of 10 Deniz Alt, German-Turk with Armenian roots has dealed intensively with the fate of the Armenians in the lost Ottoman Empire. The early works still painted in an expressive manner, in his current works he depicts his protagonists as distorted, blurred figures who drew their last breaths. are Nevertheless Deniz Alt consciously exaggerates the figures and makes them look unreal. The monochrome background form an interface to his abstract paintings. The portraits have almost comic-like features.
Exaggerated figures and architecture are dominating as well as the colors black and white as a symbol of good and evil, of light and darkness, reflecting the contradictions of our social perceptions within our environment.