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AylineOlukman is an artist and writer who was born in Strasbourg, France and currently resides in New York. Since 2006, Ayline has found her inspiration in travel. She’s lived in various locations throughout her life and now spends half the year living in NYC and the other half travelling abroad.

Her travels have taken her many places around the world; such as, Japan, China, Argentina, Canada, Thailand, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Iceland, Egypt, and many more. This permanent call to elsewhere pushes her to live with fervor, fueling her artistic energy.

The notion of movement is ever-present in AylineOlukman’s mixed-media work. With influences like filmmaker David Lynch, she captures moments as if they were taken from a film reel. Further, due to her layered and dreamy technique, her works play the balance between fiction and autobiography.

Her beautiful and timeless images are created through an elaborate technique where photography, painting, and screen-printing generate eminently poetic compositions; sometimes even bordering on unreal.

This technique consists of multiple steps.

She starts by printing her photographs in segments on standard paper, in a manner that appears aged and worn. She then pieces the segments together using a technique similar to wallpapering, adding a “second skin” to the canvas.

In true post-modern fashion, she then adds multiple layers of paint and varnish, altering the appearance and nature of her media, and ultimately resulting in a glossy photographic feeling where painting and photography melt into one.

AylineOlukman’s work has been exhibited and collected worldwide, including features in various art fairs, from the United States to China. She is also a published artist and author. In 2012, she published her first book of photography, Small Eternity, and in October 2015 she’ll join the writing staff at French magazine NOVO.










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