(b. Copenhagen 1972)
“Flag”, 2019. Signed, titled and dated on the framing reverse Collage on paper. Sheet size 29,5×21 cm.
Tekinoktay moves effortlessly between medias: From her hand assembled animations, which she describes as ‘moving collages’, embroidered fabric works mounted on mirror to her notorious handcrafted wall-based neon reliefs with painted Plexiglas and motorized moving elements. Despite their obvious differences they all share a common interest in the collage. Tekinoktay cuts, pastes and paints a wide variety of motives, shapes and forms, thereby creating her own colorful and vibrant language. Tekinoktay characterize her neon relief works as being in drag. All shiny pastel glitz and glamour facing the world with a barely hidden structure of bolts, motors and cables behind the facade. Stubble growth pushing through face powder. The reliefs radiate heat and noise, some sort of electrified breathing creating a buzzing sound, revealing an invisible labour behind the polished facade.