Photographer, artist work together for city portraits
by Daily Sabah
ISTANBULMar 09, 2017 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah
Mar 09, 2017 12:00 am
Swiss photographer Linda Herzog and Turkish artist Tan Cemal Genç are collaborating on a new exhibition to guide art lovers to places that have not yet been discovered.
"Four Eyes: Journeys with Photographs and Drawings" will be opening on March 10 at Karşı Sanat in Istanbul's lively Beyoğlu district.
The exhibition aims to shed light on artists' ways of thinking, realities of life, points of view and the way of expressing themselves, and creates a link between the two artists via photographs and drawings.
Despite the fact that the artists are producing art in different mediums, their ways of thinking and the way they express their thoughts and feelings are quite similar. While Genç's imagination and impression is reflected on paper through his drawings, the same two features mirror themselves through Herzog's lens.
Genç has been living and drawing in Istanbul, the mega city, for quite some time. This old and chaotic city is the integral feature of his rhythmic and single-lined drawings.
The city also provides a background for the artist's animated film works and the Basel-based Herzog focuses on her surroundings in her craft.
The two artists met while Herzog was living in Istanbul. They went on city tours quite frequently. Three years after residing in Istanbul, Herzog published her photo-book "Mihriban," which is composed of photos from her travels. After leaving Istanbul, Herzog continued her journey in Berlin and Paris. "Four Eyes: Journeys with Photographs and Drawings," which brings photography and drawing together, is open to visitors until April 8.