Ahmet Doğu Ipek is known for his watercolor and ink/pencil on paper works produced with a diligent and detailed practice in his meditative style. However, the technique and contexts of the artist are always open to innovation. In his series that generally exhibit multi-layered, complex and monochrome characteristics, Ipek’s multi layered relationships with the city and nature are reflected to the audience. Extending from the microcosm to macrocosm, the repetitions and models in his earlier and new series are often inspired by concepts such as constructions, density and organic forms. In addition to his canvas works produced with watercolor and ink, Ipek has also been realizing multi- dimensional installations and site- specific works with artists from various disciplines.
Ahmet Doğu Ipek (1983, Turkey) studied art and following his first solo show in 2012, he participated in different group exhibitions held in different galleries and institutions in Turkey, Europe and Asia. His most recent solo exhibition “A Halo of Blackness Upon Our Heads" was held in ARTER in 2022 and included his paintings as well as a large-scale installation. In 2021, a selection of his works was included in the new edition of the Vitamin series by Phaidon Press, Vitamin D3 (Today's Best in Contemporary Drawing). In 2018, he participated in Cité des Arts’ residency program in Paris for three months. His artist book named after and including 89 works from his Days series was published with the support of the SAHA Association the same year. He participated in group exhibitions held in Istanbul Modern (Istanbul, 2024), Arter (Istanbul, 2022), Odunpazari Modern Museum (Eskişehir, 2020), Abdülmecid Efendi Mansion (Istanbul, 2019, 2022), Neues Museum Nürnberg (Nürnberg, 2018), ArtScience Museum (Singapore, 2015), Museum Evliyagil (Ankara, 2017), Mekan68 (Vienna, 2016), Baksi Museum (Bayburt, 2015) amongs others. His works are part of institutional collections including Arter, Istanbul Modern and Odunpazari Modern Museum. The artist lives and works in Istanbul.