Time & Location
04 Mar 2015 19:00 – 25 Nis 2015 00:00
Galeri MCRD, Firuzağa, Boğazkesen Cd., Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
About the event
Moving effortlessly between abstraction and figuration, the imagined and the real; the paintings in this exhibition are depicting a world in which indications of a specific place or time are absent. A poetics of free-association unites the works. All three artists come from different backgrounds - Alexandre Dujardin from Ecole des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg, Alpagrif from New York University Tisch School of the Arts, and Yasemin Cengiz Cagatay from Bosphorus University -; but they have a lot in common:their works share a surreal element, a love of nature: Dujardin’ s exquisite flowers, butterflies and figures form a brain, and meet Y.C.Cagatay’s otherworldly insects or humanized trees living in a parallel world; and Alpagrif’s surreal creatures navigating the seas under full moon. They bring an ethereal sensibility to their paintings; and their compositions denote art historical foundations in romanticism, while also offering contemporary metaphors into the depths of human mind.