Lara Ögel often works with found and generated photographic imagery, drawing and text. She has produced books using aggregated personal imagery and text in an effort to resample her visual experiences in an intimate exploration of self. She interprets found imagery by abstracting it; rather than attempt to divine some pre-existing meaning she seeks to possess the imagery through her artistic process.
Lara Ögel, born 1987, is an artist from Turkey based in Istanbul and a graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art and Clark University in Worcester. Selected solo exhibitions include The Happy Average at Galeri Tankut Aykut (2014). Selected group exhibitions include Open Call at Bergesen & Bergsen (2014), Social Animals at ALAN in Istanbul (2013), Art Barter at 5533 in Istanbul (2013) and İkametgah Kadıkoy in Istanbul (2012). She also edits the biannual arts and culture magazine NEAREAST.