2003, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting.
2014, Hacettepe University, Institute of Fine Arts, Painting.
on going, Hacettepe University, Proficiency in Art.
Ahu Akkan, whose artistic studies are usually based on portrait and auto-portrait, approaches the human face as a feature space full of meaning and capable of watching all the tensions that human existence carries. Every portrait in Akkan's works aims to express and reveal something. In this direction, the works are utilized in the form of symbolic content associated with the portraits and/or the power of the expression.
The work is called "Butterfly Effect" which refers to birth, mortality and life with its symbolic content emphasizes the importance of 'moment' in human life. Although, the butterfly effect is an inference of chaos theory that essentially says that small change at one place in a complex system can have effects elsewhere, this work suggests a different reading. Even the smallest interactions that can be experienced in human life can lead to the formation of major changes by creating butterfly effect.