Mat Collishaw’s exhibition continues
ARTER art space is hosting Mat Collishaw’s first solo exhibition in Istanbul. Titled “Afterimage,” the exhibition brings together 18 works dating from the ‘90s to the present. It also features a new video installation funded by the Vehbi Koç Foundation, which the artist has produced exclusively for this exhibition and will be premiered at ARTER.
Collishaw has been exploring the darker side of human nature by using the power of images in his artistic production, which spans a period of over 20 years. In his photographs, oil paintings, sculptures and installations he delicately brings together pain and beauty, loss and light, decay and innocence. Inspired by the potential for emotional manipulation inherent in the image, Collishaw’s work employs beautiful, inviting and seductive images in order to tackle concepts such as despair, disease and evil. The exhibition is curated by Başak Doğa Temür and will continue until Aug. 11, 2013.