For Önen, the studio is the antithesis of the animated, people-filled spaces of the outside world, the clubs and the bustle of the city. It is a place of solitude. While photography used to play an important role in Önen’s earlier practice, functioning as a juncture between memory and the present, his work today is primarily based on momentary mental impressions, loose associations and free-floating images. Thus, the space defined by these bygone experiences, encounters, memories of movement and stasis is an open one. It is where juxtapositions, impressions and degradations emerge, stay a while and disappear again.