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Taiwanese-Turkish artist to exhibit art series at Contemporary Istanbul art fair

  • Date:2022-09-17~2022-09-22
Taiwanese-Turkish artist to exhibit art series at Contemporary Istanbul art fair

Taiwanese-Turkish artist Melek Anqi Kocasinan (高安琪) will participate in the 17th edition of the Contemporary Istanbul art fair, which will take place at the historic Ottoman shipyard Tersane Istanbul from Sep. 17 to 22.

At the fair, Melek Anqi will present her most recent art series "Ethereal Sensations" at AB Gallery Korea, along with works by other Asian artists representing Contemporary Asian Art. The abstract series explores the theme of "interoception"—the awareness of bodily sensations. Using traditional materials (paint, ink, canvas) and digital tools together, the artist creates otherworldly "physi-digital" artworks.

The artist utilizes unlikely color combinations in her works to reflect the colorful visual culture of Asia, where she spent her childhood. In this series, the artist reinterprets the compositions in Traditional Chinese landscape painting and the use of empty space that frees the imagination of the viewer. Visualizing bodily sensations as shiny, voluminous, semi-liquid forms floating in space, the artist creates an otherworldly atmosphere by constructing the earthly and limited space of the body as a colorful and vast background.

Melek Anqi is a Turkish-Taiwanese contemporary artist known for her vibrant mixed media and digital artwork. She tells compelling visual stories with elements from Asian culture and her mythology.

AB Gallery has participated in the Contemporary Istanbul art fair every single time since its first year for the past 17 years. This year, the gallery is attending the fair with the works of several East Asian artists.

The 17th edition of the Contemporary Istanbul will bring together about 65 contemporary art galleries and initiatives from at least 22 countries and will showcase more than 1,476 artworks by 558 artists.

(Photo courtesy of Melek Anqi)