Ahmet Doğu İpek is 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 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 (1983, Adıyaman) graduated from the Atatürk University Faculty of Education Painting Department. After his first solo exhibition in 2012 at Sanatorium Gallery, his second and comprehensive solo exhibition including installations as well as paintings took place at Galata Greek School in 2017, and his first solo exhibition at Galeri Nev Istanbul in 2019. In 2018, Ahmet Doğu İpek spent three months in Cité des Arts artist residency program in Paris; the same year, his artist book Days, consisting of 89 works from his watercolor series with the same title, was published with the support of SAHA Association. In 2021, his works were featured in Vitamin D3 (Today's Best in Contemporary Drawing), the new edition of the Vitamin series prepared by Phaidon Press. İpek’s group exhibitions include Arter (Istanbul, 2022), Odunpazarı Modern Museum (Eskişehir, 2020), Abdülmecid Efendi Köşkü (Istanbul, 2019), Neues Museum Nürnberg (Nuremberg, 2018), ArtScience Museum (Singapore, 2015), Evliyagil Museum (Ankara, 2017), Mekan68 (Vienna, 2016), Baksı Museum (Bayburt, 2015); his works are included in institutional collections such as Arter, Istanbul Modern and OMM. Ahmet Doğu İpek lives and works in Istanbul.