An Istanbul Legacy, London, UK, 20/1/2011 – 2/3/2011

Posted by admin on 20th January 2011  /   Posted in Exhibitions, Exhibitions in 2011

Lahd Gallery presents An Istanbul Legacy, a group exhibition featuring an exquisite selection of artworks from three leading contemporary Turkish artists. This diverse exhibition will explore the art and culture of Turkey incorporating many different aspects of artistic traditions. Art works by distinguished artists Guido Casaretto, Ugur Caki and Bedri Baykam will be shown, which will be aimed at provoking interest amongst varied audiences through the diversity of their individual styles.

Guido Casaretto adopts a philosophical approach propagating the interplay between human consciousness and personal identity. In his works, he highlights the subject’s search for free spaces, and the minimalistic and tamed nature of human consciousness, very often represented by battle scenes. Ugur Caki, in stark contrast, presents a contemporary view of classical Greek deities, accompanied by humour and subtle wit. As an artist he was greatly influenced by the classical schools and produces his works using various materials including ceramic and bronze. Bedri Baykam, on the other hand, explores key societal themes in his works, all shown in their raw and abstract form through his 4D Lenticular works, which portray beauty through various scenes of social discourse.

A remarkably broad-ranging artistic showcase, An Istanbul Legacy promises to be refreshingly witty and very imaginative, and will open up a whole new understanding into contemporary Turkish art.

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