Duygu Ölcek is alumnus Graphic Design (2013) of the Royal Academy of Art. With her textile collection BEAUTY IS CRUEL Duygu Ölcek investigates how illness and beauty interrelate. The collection
is based on enlarged images of
cancer cells and diseased tissue,
that she personally extracted during her research at a medical centre.
This results in poetic and aesthetically attractive patterns that invite the viewer to experience the
ambivalence of beauty.
During BACK STAGE ON STAGE textile prints from the collection will be shown and Ölcek’s research into new printing techniques will be continued in collaboration with two Textile & Fashion students of the
Royal Academy of Art, Anouck Hus and Elina Alekseeva.
Photo by designer