A group show reflecting upon the process of an idea becoming an artwork opens at Galeri Nev Istanbul on May 18th. Featuring works and studies that range in medium, the exhibition includes works by Alev Ebüzziya, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Ahmet Doğu İpek, Ali Kazma, Mübin Orhon and Tiraje.
While it is romantic and compelling to depict an artwork by the notion of inspiration only, the artist’s cerebral and physical creation involves a long and laborious process. Every artist lays the foundations of their work within their own working methodology. Whether it is through sketching, keeping a log, developing formulas or making intricate plans, the processes become a means to an end point.
Beyond pondering upon the discourse regarding the relationship between the process and the work, “Pre -” brings into view materials from the artist’s studio to the gallery space. The exhibition pairs artists’ finished works with their mental exercises to reveal the ways in which an idea becomes a finished work. From the formulas and pigments of traditional production techniques, the journals in which digital works are conceived, the stains left behind by the hand of an artist lost in his unconscious, to the sketches of the most abstract painting, “Pre-” juxtaposes the many fragments, streams of consciousness and quests that go into the creation of an artwork. The exhibition can be visited at Galeri Nev Istanbul until the 29th of June 2019.