Newport Beach-based artist Eren Alptekin finds inspiration from her years of being an architect, traveling the world, childhood in Istanbul, and general propensity for curiosity. Eren creates her signature compositions through the abstract juxtaposition of dimensional forms, luminous colors, unexpected textures to uniquely interpret natural beauty.
Eren Alptekin has been painting and exhibiting her art in numerous galleries and art shows throughout California since early 90’s. Over the past 10 years she has exhibited at Virga Gallery, Avran Art, Sandstone Gallery, Art-a-Fair, and Townley Gallery in Laguna Beach. As a mixed media artist, Eren incorporates textural surfaces with unlikely color schemes and compositions. Her spontaneous process enhances the canvas by creating a mesmerizing visual story. Her art is layered with rich hues, using bold changes of light and dark to enthrall the eye. Eren’s paintings are an opportunity to not only convey the passion and depth she puts into her art, but to give each viewer a unique sense of energy and excitement.
To pursue her creative dreams, Eren received a second M.S. degree in Architecture from Columbia University, NY in 1985 upon completing a Master and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Istanbul Technical University in 1983. Her academic programs primarily emphasized nontraditional drawing, composition, art history, and of course her technical background of architecture, all of which still have a significant effect on her art today.
Since moving to California from the Washington D.C. area to seek new opportunities with her husband David, Eren now maintains a studio in Newport Beach, CA. Her artwork is displayed in many private collections throughout the United States and abroad. Although Eren has managed to independently and successfully build her artistic career, she considers her greatest accomplishments her two daughters that she simultaneously raised.