Born in 1980, the Istanbul-born sculptor Yaşam Şaşmazer’s exhibition “Either/Or” is a selection of the artist’s most recent sculptures and watercolour paintings which take on the ominous relationship between humankind and nature. Hosted by the Zilberman Gallery, the exhibition is open to visitors until May 29th.
Better known for her wood sculptures, the artist appears to have taken a new direction using mixed techniques on paper.

Galeri Nev has brought together the vivid colours of two major artists for their new exhibition “Horror Vacui”. Known for his geometric abstract work and tachisme approach, Mübin Orhon’s (1924 Istanbul – 1981 Paris) art is simply serene. There is a feeling that surfaces with too much serenity, and that is where the exhibition gets its name from. It is hard to take your eyes off of the well-fired ceramic work of artist Alev Ebüzziya (1938 Istanbul). Taking a closer look at the work which has been exhibited in some of the world’s most acclaimed museums, you find yourself wondering how they even stand upright. The exhibition is open to visitors until May 2nd and I have every intention of losing myself in the harmony of colours in the work presented across different mediums.

This is a mixed exhibition. The artists’ perception of the world and physical existence transform into works of art much like a need to breathe. In this exhibition, the concept of clinging materialises into an arena of persistence in which the artist merges life and art within the framework of space and time. Murat Akagündüz, Meriç Algün, Vahap Avşar, Asnax, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Nejad Devrim, Selma Gürbüz, Gülsün Karamustafa, Gülşah Mursaloğlu, Michael Rakowitz, Ekin Saçlıoğlu, Güneş Savaş and Viron Erol Ver… They also cling on to life with their artistic output.
“The Cling” is open until May 8th at Yapı Kredi Bomontiada Galeri.