Ertuğrul Güngör and Faruk Ertekin | Anna Laudel Istanbul

The artist duo Ertuğrul Güngör and Faruk Ertekin, who spent their childhood together in Kütahya, are inspired by the cultural memory of the city they lived in and reinterpret ceramic art with modern design elements. Despite the delicate and fragile nature of ceramics, the artists seek to maintain a delicate balance by integrating robust textures influenced by literary and visual culture, highlighting the dynamic evolution of cultural heritage.

Inspired by a wide range of imagery from the early Republican period, like oil paintings, Iznik tiles, traditional women’s motifs and ceramic art, 'Untraditional' creates new semantic layers through its connection with modern and contemporary figures. Each work in the exhibition questions the two artists’ traditional understanding of art and offers the viewer an unorthodox intellectual experience.

Embark on a journey through the innovative realms of 'Untraditional,' featuring the artistic endeavours of Ertuğrul Güngör and Faruk Ertekin, the newest additions to Anna Laudel’s esteemed portfolio. The exhibition, which offers an in-depth intellectual experience beyond stereotypes by feeding on the culture and past we live in, welcomes visitors at Anna Laudel Istanbul from March 1 until April 28, 2024.

Visitors can enjoy exploring diverse artworks to discover artistic influences from various cultures, showcasing the versatility and intellectual depth of art. 'Untraditional' pays tribute to critically-minded artists and allows viewers the opportunity to be part of a new form of expression that is familiar yet unique.

15th March, 2024 Visual Art | Paintings