"My art is the story of everything I have been through in life, and how I perceive everything that has happened, and events surrounding me. Through my work, I portray personal experiences and perceptions."
Born in Istanbul in 1966 and living in Norway since 1990, Nadi Adatepe is a self-taught digital artist, based in Oslo. He has been developing his skills primarily creating digital art with fractal software for several years. Adatepe's art is the story of everything he has been through in life and how he perceives these experiences as well as events surrounding him.
His journey to become a visual artist is a result of unsuccessful attempts to express himself through poetry writing and music composing. His interest in creating art from fractals springs from his belief that nothing exists in the way we perceive it and everything which exists, or existence itself can be confirmed based on the repetition of the smallest particles, simples shapes, fractals. This mindset, which is the driving force behind his visual art has been crucial to the content and context of his work.
For Adatepe, the most important thing is to think outside the box, to explore the boundaries of the generally accepted and those that fall outside. In his own words, "It's all about trying to describe things, in a way we haven't faced before!"
Adatepe has developed a technique he calls “mutual conception”, based on fractal art in the last two years, after experimenting with a variety of styles. His biggest passion is offering people a new way of looking at things but that doesn't mean that the way he perceives them is the same as others. That's not the point for him either. Instead, he aims for the work to speak to each viewer individually and give a personal experience and interpretation; "because all people are unique it will be natural that what others see is different, especially for those who have an open mind and are curious about new ideas..."
“Nadi Adatepe's digital works are very well balanced and unique. They reveal a distinctive style and the artist employs a technique he developed over the years using fractal software. Although abstract, the pieces have deep content attached to them which the artist leaves open to each viewer's personal interpretation. Adatepe's goal is to bring to focus the relativity of attaching meaning and carry through a message of free, subversive thinking. His digital abstract realms function as a recommendation on the equal importance of a multiplicity of interpretations. The complex and often labyrinthic compositions have an intense rhythm that captures our gaze.When confronted with one of Adatepe's work it becomes quickly evident that the piece is loaded with content and it may require long hours of looking to take in the full spectrum of each conception.” - Circle Foundation of the Arts, Director
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist