• Glass Palace, Gazi Sansoy
    5
    1/5
  • Fikirtepe Square Battle, Gazi Sansoy
    5
    2/5
  • Harem, Gazi Sansoy
    5
    3/5
  • Love Me, Gazi Sansoy
    5
    4/5
  • Metamorphosis of a shoe polish case/Oriental Libido, Gazi Sansoy
    5
    5/5
11 January
01 January
12:00pm

"Epochs" exhibition at Anna Laudel Contemporary

@Anna Laudel Contemporary
2018-01-11 16:45:00 2018-02-16 11:15:00 Europe/Istanbul "Epochs" exhibition at Anna Laudel Contemporary

From January 11 through February 16, visitors to Anna Laudel Contemporary can view "Epochs", a solo exhibition by artist Gazi Sansoy. 

Sansoy’s solo exhibition at Anna Laudel Contemporary contains a selection of his works produced in the last decade. In the “Who are we?” and “Faceless” series, Sansoy combines contemporary figures with famous figures from the past, such as post-Renaissance Western European figures and Ottoman figures such as Levni, a famous artist from the Tulip Era. In the “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Istanbul, Dervishes” series, the artist makes references to his family history.

Sansoy’s artistic style takes inspiration from his family and forefathers, its members well-known for having created political satire during the late Ottoman Empire. Critiques of Ottoman heritage and Western European civilization are portrayed through his large-scale, multi-layered paintings, many of them containing hundreds of miniature figures performing bizarre, oftentimes humorous actions. Viewers are invited to reconsider classical art with his absurd interventions portrayed through masterful techniques.

Another feature of the exhibition includes sculptural installations that take viewers by surprise, with references to a shoe polishing stand shaped into a tulip, an “Anatolian Artemis” fertility goddess, and a dervish hat.

A short video portrait of the artist by audiovisual artist Balamir Nazlıca is another highlight of the exhibition. Fragments of Gazi Sansoy’s visual art and his intense artistic process are captured in authentic ways, revealing the artistic spirit under the layers of paint. This video portrait of Gazi Sansoy is just one clip in Nazlıca’s “Unconcealment” film series, and you can watch other artist portraits by Balamir Nazlıca on his website

 

Viewers can see this three-tiered exhibition displaying Gazi Sansoy’s extraordinary, satirical paintings at Anna Laudel Contemporary in Karaköy, open Tuesday-Saturday noon-6pm, Sunday noon-7pm, and other times by appointment

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From January 11 through February 16, visitors to Anna Laudel Contemporary can view "Epochs", a solo exhibition by artist Gazi Sansoy. 

Sansoy’s solo exhibition at Anna Laudel Contemporary contains a selection of his works produced in the last decade. In the “Who are we?” and “Faceless” series, Sansoy combines contemporary figures with famous figures from the past, such as post-Renaissance Western European figures and Ottoman figures such as Levni, a famous artist from the Tulip Era. In the “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Istanbul, Dervishes” series, the artist makes references to his family history.

Sansoy’s artistic style takes inspiration from his family and forefathers, its members well-known for having created political satire during the late Ottoman Empire. Critiques of Ottoman heritage and Western European civilization are portrayed through his large-scale, multi-layered paintings, many of them containing hundreds of miniature figures performing bizarre, oftentimes humorous actions. Viewers are invited to reconsider classical art with his absurd interventions portrayed through masterful techniques.

Another feature of the exhibition includes sculptural installations that take viewers by surprise, with references to a shoe polishing stand shaped into a tulip, an “Anatolian Artemis” fertility goddess, and a dervish hat.

A short video portrait of the artist by audiovisual artist Balamir Nazlıca is another highlight of the exhibition. Fragments of Gazi Sansoy’s visual art and his intense artistic process are captured in authentic ways, revealing the artistic spirit under the layers of paint. This video portrait of Gazi Sansoy is just one clip in Nazlıca’s “Unconcealment” film series, and you can watch other artist portraits by Balamir Nazlıca on his website

 

Viewers can see this three-tiered exhibition displaying Gazi Sansoy’s extraordinary, satirical paintings at Anna Laudel Contemporary in Karaköy, open Tuesday-Saturday noon-6pm, Sunday noon-7pm, and other times by appointment