Ayça Telgeren (b. 1975, Gölcük) refers to constructive thinking and to her imagination in the making of her paintings of hand-cut paper. She fictionalizes the heroes of an imaginary atmosphere beyond time, space and form. Telgeren’s characters reach a sincere and direct expression through her unpremediated communication with life and her fantasy world. Telgeren’s originally miniature experiments of her imaginary characters in 2007 have evolved into colossal scale paintings that she forms by using cut paper. The artist, who defines her practice as a meticulous and fiery exploration process, adds that the flexible, intimate and fragile structure of the material corresponds perfectly to her state of mind. Ayça Telgeren completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees in the painting department at Mimar Sinan Faculty of Fine Arts. Having participated in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally, she realized her first solo exhibition entitled “Serbest Dalış / Skin Diving” at Galerist in 2011.