09.11.2018 – 23.12.2018
In Antonio Cosentino’s works, one finds a wealth of images distilled from everyday life, the depths of personal, memory, and the visual culture of the artist’s city. While the shifting character of highbrow and low-brow art was being discussed in the 90’s contemporary art milieus, Cosentino and his artist friends undertook, as it were, the archaeology of a gaze which brought subculture into question. It is from this period on that Cosentino’s painting incorporated materials from the visual culture of our geography without letting one dominate the others: panels, signboards, wrappings and ceramic tiles. The artist’s images embrace an expression that is dislocated and fragmentary, but also somehow holistic and repetitive, thereby breaking open a third window: a mnemonic space that is at once colorful and meditative…
Lacan’s words “I see only from one point, but in my existence I am looked at from all sides” are behind Irmak Dönmez’s take on how the dominated female body loses itself-being and is compelled to assume new meanings, which leads to a visual reimagining of the body with a naive eye, guided by phenomenological questions. In doing so, the artist nearly operates on the body, cutting it into pieces and studying them semantically. Her chief concerns are the values of sanctity, motherhood, enclosing, harnessing, and nurturing attributed to the female body.
In his works, Burak Ata has always been chasing the traces of his autobiographic transformations as an artist. He positions himself at a permeable point in a particularly unpretentious manner and thus records and transmits the tides of his personal and the quotidian.
Merve Morkoç (b. 1986, Turkey) who continues to work from Istanbul, Turkey graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Graphic Design. Having participated in various group exhibitions, the artists’ solo exhibitions consist of (2021) “Evet Canlı Hayır Değil” - UP Art Project, (2014) “2+1” - Galerist, (2011) Prone - Galerist, (2010) “Netame Hanım ve Kumpanyası” - Milk Gallery ve (2010) “1335” - The Hall.
Based in Adana, Turkey and London, England. Mustafa Boğa graduated from Harran University, Vocational College of Higher Education, Radio&TV Broadcasting Programme and from Istanbul University Faculty of Communication. Having received his master degrees from Greenwich University in Cinematography and Post Production as well as from Central Saint Martins in Fine Art, the artist has an interdisciplinary practice.
Sinem Dişli was born in Urfa, Turkey. She earned her BFA degree in Sculpture at Dokuz Eylul University and Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography at Marmara University with the dissertation thesis titled: The Use of Photography in the Art Movements of the 20th Century and Photography’s Relationship with the Concept of Avant-Garde. In 2008, she was awarded a scholarship to attend the School of Visual Arts in New York, and participated in visual arts programs at ICP and The Cooper Union...