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Alpay Efe  Oberhausen, Germany

'In limbo'
Oil on panel
'Sensory Overload (Stage B)'
Oil on canvas

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About Alpay

Alpay Efe’s body of work focuses primarily on figurative painting with contemporary influences. The intimate renditions of people and objects, infused with references of pop culture and modern zeitgeist, synthesize characteristics of the past with an eye for the present. Realistic in nature, these paintings take on abstractions with vibrant colors and artificial lighting – leaving the result with something almost mystical and open for many interpretations.

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"I saw your comments on Windsor and Newton and particularly liked your comment about saying that you don’t have to go to a fancy Art College to be a good painter. If you paint every day and are one track minded about this you will become a good painter and may make many mistakes which can be used to make the most fantastic paintings. I have MS and have some difficulty in pointing the brash where it needs to be but by continuing some wonderful outcomes do happen. "

"You really are a wonderful artist. Thank you for your generous and wise sharing. Trishxx"

"Amazing shading and depth. Details of a quality that make me feel as though I could feel the cotton of her sleeve, smoothness of the cardboard tube. Her skin tones and blending are amazing and noteworthy. WOW."

"amazing beautiful"

"The work is very competent and rather fun to look at, but I have to express an observation. There was a time when almost every other featured artist utilized big-eyed bobble-headed women in various situations (usually in a forrest or abandoned toolshed wearing something like a tattered wedding dress and, perhaps, holding a weapon or a dead puppy or such). Now it seems the trend has moved to the same provocative scenarios but with models that might be at home in a Victoria's Secret mailer. Am I just being cynical?"

"Beautiful color and lighting"


"Amazing use of value, color, and proportion!!"


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