Art news from ‘artSümer Gallery’

.artSümer Gallery: burcu gökçek / ‘us’

burcu gökçek / 'us'  3/10 – 16/11/2013  Analyzing the relationship between soul, mind, and body by utilizing various techniques, Burcu Gökçek recreates the invisible portrait of the visible in her new exhibition at artSümer. "Us" consists of portraits of mutant characters on canvases of photo-collage transfer and acrylic paint.  Like the mystery of covered objects, […]

artSumer, Istanbul: First Viewing

'first viewing' Burak Ata, Sabo, Burak Dak 04 Jun – 13 Jul 2013 sabo, monday, 2013, 200×175 cm (diptych), oil on canvas The story of art production—of hundreds of years—is a concept that needs to be dealt with both as a source of inspiration and as a way of forming a unique language. The works […]

artSümer, Istanbul: Fantastik

Emel Kurhan 'fantastik' 02 May – 25 May 2013 'Collectable' , 2012, embroidery (cross stitch), neon, 108×90 cm Exceptional, ridiculous, absurd, strange, weird, amazing, peculiar, large-huge, illogical, unexpected, imaginative, excessive…

artSümer Gallery, Istanbul: You already know half of the story

Elif Öner You already know half of the story 4 – 27 April 2013 When one wonders why stuff bought at flea markets is still valuable today, one can assume it is because “you buy a life”. However, this is not merely an average life. It is

ArtSummer Gallery, Istanbul: Impudence of Good Intent

Hera Buyuktasciyan, Silent Witnessing, 2012, watercolor on paper, 30×80 cm Impudence of Good Intent group show     19 Jun – 28 Jul 2012 Serra Behar, Zeynep Beler, Elif Boyner, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Özgür Erkök, Erol Eskici,Ahmet Doğu İpek,Kaan Kuley,Can Kurucu,Gümüş Özdeş, Ozan Türkkan (curated by Nihan Çetinkaya) “Someone who doesn’t need the approval of others, who […]

artSümer Gallery, Istanbul: Ground Control

home valley, 2012 mixed media on canvas, 180x300cm (diptych) Gökçe Er Ground Control 10 May – 09 Jun 2012 artSümer holds the second solo show of Gökçe Er, “ground control”. This time, the figures trapped inside spaces (in her first solo show “get out!”) are out! Out in estranged environments. Er turns the space inside […]

artSümer Gallery, Istanbul: When Thought Evades the Great Thinker

Time Hole, 2012 steel, enamel, TV blue light bulbs and electric wiring, 220x110x65cm Basim Magdy When Thought Evades the Great Thinker     05 April – 05 May 2012 Basim Magdy’s (b. 1977 Assiut, Egypt, lives in Basel, Switzerland and Cairo, Egypt) practice is grounded in an interest in iconic images and objects outside of explicit […]

Artsumer Gallery, Istanbul: The small bluefish are fabulous

Man, 2011, cutout and mixed media, 50x70cm Burcu Gökçek The small bluefish are fabulous 01 Mar – 31 Mar 2012 The small bluefish are fabulous…the small bluefish are fabulous… the small bluefish are fabulous.. Fabulous! A sentence which sometimes hums repetitively and seems to have written itself into the observation book of the sub-conscious; this […]

artSümer Gallery, Istanbul: Middle East Airlines

figurative essays on post-colonialism, 2011, mixed media, 160x300x100cm Tayfun Serttaş Middle East Airlines 13 Jan – 18 Feb 2012 artSümer will be hosting the first solo show of Tayfun Serttaş at the gallery between 13 January -18 February. “Middle East Airlines” will consist of the artist’s works of the last two years that have concentrated […]