Gama is proud to introduce a brand new artwork to Turkish audiences, from a star of theinternational art scene – Kris Kuksi.
Kuksi (1979, Kansas) presents baroque-rich, plastic objects as floating islands, distinct from the modern world (in opossition to the old world) and accomodated by elements of fantastical iconography.
His style could be classified as 'Fantastic Realism' and is close to gothic punk asthetics, inspired by Victorian grotesque.
Kris Kuksi: Sedation / 2015
Mixed media assemblage
66 × 91,4 × 25,4 cm
Kuksi cuts and reshapes old objects, small toys, mechanical components and other parts and refashions them into works of art that bear little resemblance to the original appearance.
A wide range of materials are utilized, including model parts, wood and metal. The artist describes these as ‘mixed media’ that are melded by “a flowing composition and visual balance.”
Kuksi’s work often combines images in disconcerting ways, such as “Churchtank” which merges images of religion and warfare. The artist collects material from around the world for the assemblages, with components coming from Ukraine, Singapore, Germany, Prague, Philippines, Lithuania, Japan and Singapore.
Other works by Kris Kuksi:
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Delicate, silky, feminity is incorporated into Ceylan's manipulated photographs. She draws inspiration and strength from her reminiscences of maternal aspects of the imperial past of Istanbul
(either Byzantinian or Ottoman). It is the city of her origins and according to the utopic philosophy derived from her imaginative visions, Istanbul or Constantinople as it was known, was undoubtedly a city of women. Ceylan received her education (in the fashion industry) in Switzerland, and later on she studied art in Istanbul.
Dominique is one of the most important contemporary French artists and in is work he captures the sociological moments of megacities. His series 'I Am A Big Gun' is painted using lipstick and is celebrated not only for its conceptualized political message, but also for its vibrant painting style. After graduating from L'École des Arts Appliqués in Bordeaux, he began his art odyssey in La Rochelle, in 1990. In 1996 he won 1st Prize at the Salon d'Art in Poitier and now lives and works in Saint-Pierre-de-l'Oléron, France.
After graduating from London College of Fashion, Çağla started her career as a fashion editor for global fashion magazine Marie Claire in 1996, and later went on to work with Elle magazine. In the following years, she directed many well known campaigns in the fashion,commercial, photography and television industries. Her passion for publishing and photography led her to start her own project in the form of an art and photography magazine named Alfa, in which she publishes portfolios and documentaries of artists, mostly based in Turkey, but also worldwide.
Çağla Baykal: Between Here / 2014
150 × 100 cm
"My paintings are a visual reflection of the effect of human feelings such as sorrow, enthusiasm, pain, excitement and love on the human body, it is a complicity between the body and the sensations." Dündar (born 1987 in Konya) explains that the human body is the only way to reflect those feelings and continues; "I try to explain people's problems, their inner struggles, their contradictions, but also their own passions and stories through the human body."
Yiğit Dündar: Untitled / 2015
Oil painting on canvas
120 × 160 cm
Sarıçoban is a Turkish-born artist (1987) who settled in Paris. In 2009 he began his master degree in photography at Speos photography school and began to work professionally as a visual artist. In 2011, he started a cinema degree at Le Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français. His work during this time included photography and video works for the fashion and arts website La Couture, and professional photography at Paris Fashion Week. He had his first solo exhibition at Galerie B&B in Paris in 2013 and has participated in several other group exhibitions. His work 'Sessiz' was among the semi-finalists at the Kisaca Film Festival.
Can Sarıçoban: Play / 2014
"In his photographic work, he not only recognised the female body through its plastic values, lines and light, but he made the viewer feel these. He then touched the clay, using his hand and his mind with which he used to take these photographs, giving the clay a new dimension in art. Similar to Mother Earth, he created the Earthen Body“ /Adriano Modiano. Since 2010, Metin has been intensely focused on his studies in photography, sculpture and music. He studied on a master-apprentice relationship basis with sculptor Anar Eye, who teaches sculpture at Konya University Fine Arts. Metin also undertook a course at the Lynn Forbes School of Sculpture in Carlsbad (USA).
Metin Tütün / 2015
Sculpture, mixed media