Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Aydin Büyüktas, Hierapolis Necrapol, 2017. Chromogenic print, 47 × 63.
Aydin Büyüktas, Hierapolis Necrapol
Aydin Büyüktas, Ford Otosan, 2017. Chromogenic print, 44.5” x 70”.
Aydin Büyüktas, Ford Otosan
Aydin Büyüktas, Desert Railroad, 2017. Chromogenic print, 47” x 68”.
Aydin Büyüktas, Desert Railroad
Aydin Büyüktas, Mersin Marina, 2017. Chromogenic print, 47 × 67.
Aydin Büyüktas, Mersin Marina
2018 Featured Exhibition

Aydin Büyüktas
Flatland

May 2–June 24, 2018
Matter Gallery
104a- 344 Westmoreland Ave N

The surreal images created by Turkish photographer and digital artist Aydin Büyüktas in his series, Flatland, appear to defy time and space. The artist creates warped landscapes and cityscapes using drone photography to capture multidimensional perspectives of settings that range from busy Turkish bazaars to American desert railroads. Each image appears to curve infinitely upward and outward without a visible horizon, evoking an unearthly and disorienting sensation. In the process of creating these digital collages, Büyüktas first renders each site in three dimensions using drafting software over several months. The rendering is used to determine a drone path and still shot points, which are laboriously stitched in post-production to create the distinctive curvature seen in each work.

Currently living and working in Istanbul, Büyüktas has exhibited his work in Turkey, Canada, the United States, and Europe, including an exhibition at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich. His work has been featured in a broad spectrum of media, from prominent arts and culture magazines to high tech and business-focused publications.

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.