Ahmet Doğu İpek is mostly known for his watercolor, ink and pencil on paper works produced with a diligent and detailed practice in his meditative style. However, his technique and themes are always open to novelties. In his series that are generally multilayered, complex and monochrome, İpek’s multifaceted relationship with the city and nature is highly reflected. Studying the textures, repetitions and models on micro and macro scale, his earlier and current series are often inspired by patterns, multitudes, masses and organic forms. In addition to his works produced with watercolor and ink, İpek has also been realizing installations and site-specific works within various collaborations.


Ahmet Doğu İpek (1982, Adıyaman) realized his first solo exhibition at Sanatorium in 2012 after his art education. In 2017, he held his second solo exhibition at the Galata Greek School, which included installations as well as his paintings. He participated in the Cité des Arts residency program in Paris for three months in 2018 and the same year, the artist's book, which includes 89 works from the Days series and bears the same title as the series, was published with the support of SAHA Association. In 2021, a selection of his works was included in Vitamin D3 (Today's Best in Contemporary Drawing), the recent edition of the Vitamin series prepared by Phaidon Press. In 2022-2023, his drawings, paintings and large-scale installations were exhibited in his solo exhibition "A Halo of Blackness Upon our Heads" at Arter, curated by Selen Ansen. The exhibition book of the same name published in this context included texts by authors from different disciplines. His group exhibitions include Arter (Istanbul, 2022), Odunpazarı Modern Museum (OMM Eskişehir, 2020), Abdülmecid Efendi Mansion (Istanbul, 2019 & 2022), Neues Museum Nürnberg (Nürnberg, 2018), ArtScience Museum (Singapore, 2015), Evliyagil Museum (Ankara, 2017), Mekan68 (Vienna, 2016), Baksı Museum (Bayburt, 2015); and his works are included in institutional collections such as Arter, Istanbul Modern and OMM. The artist lives and works in Istanbul.