ISTANBUL — Havingbecome a world-renowned artist and also one of the most prominent contemporary artists in Turkey in her field, Ardan Özmenoglu presents for the first time in this solo exhibition her 3-D work, which previously attracted great interest and admiration, especially in New York. By means of a technical execution which makes simpler but more striking the colors and images from a visual world constructed of post-it notes, the artist carries her artistic production to a new aesthetic level. Spreading in the form of fragments on transparent surfaces that repeat in equal dimensions and intervals, the imagery forms a holistic work.
The distance between the pieces help the work possess a depth of time-imagery, and result in a striking aesthetic perception on the viewers. Özmenoglu presented her 3-D works most recently at the New York Scope Art Fair in March 2014. The works were previously exhibited in her solo exhibition titled "E PLURIBUS UNUM // OUT OF MANY, ONE // BIRÇOGUNUN IÇINDEN, TEK" in New York in 2013.
Bringing together actual cultural codes and the art language of the era with natural imagery and thus positioning themselves on an interface between the subconscious yearning for nature and artificial spaces created by man, the artist's works are included in many significant contemporary art collections. The artist will present her works in the main gallery room of ALAN Istanbul with a specific setting that enforces the relationship between the works and the space by means of lighting and positioning.