Co-organized by Art50.net and Swissôtel The Bosphorus, the exhibition “Synesthesia” will be on view from September the 22nd to December the 5th at Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul. The exhibition curated by the Art50.net team features works by Filiz Piyale Onat, Khayyam Zidane and Müge Ceyhan, offering the viewers an abstract experience interpreting various mental states, instincts, forms of perception and ways of existence.
The synesthetic tendencies in the conveyance of the themes result in abstract compositions as the artists’ minds reinterpret them at the intersection of the senses and perceptions. Müge Ceyhan’s expressions of emotional rollercoasters based on color, Filiz Piyale Onat’s mental landscapes and Khayyam Zidane’s works questioning our existence combine multisensory experiences with artistic practices.
In his abstract paintings representing physical void, Khayyam Zidane depicts residual forms and patterns differently from what they truly signify. His works exploring the nature of our existence symbolize the time and distance where life resists the entropy that is increasing both physically and psychologically.
In Müge Ceyhan’s works, the cities, towns, streets, nights and days she builds using filled and empty spaces represent some imaginary worlds. The deeply contrasting colors often symbolize emotional rollercoasters, while the repeatedly used patterns refer to the places in our subconscious.
In her latest canvas series Mindscape, Filiz Piyale Onat depicts the mental landscapes of the painters, writers, poets and musicians giving her inspiration. In each work in the series, she leaves tangible clues as to the identity of the individual whose mental landscape is reinterpreted, generating alternative worlds that allow us to experience both cheerful and pessimistic, and sometimes strange mental states. The exhibition features ‘’Shitao’s Mindscape’’ from the series.
The exhibition is on view until December 5th every day at the lobby and reception areas of Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul.
Art50.net is an online contemporary art platform aimed at facilitating access to art and bringing together art enthusiasts who adopt living with art as a lifestyle. With its high-priority mission to support young and emerging artists, Art50.net offers easy access to the artists and their original works with no time and place constraints. Its expanding portfolio of thousands of artworks in various categories carefully selected with the help of art professionals is under constant update. The rich content in its Artlog section is a means to inform and guide its followers as well as to increase the popularity of art collecting. Thanks to the support it has offered to young artists and the projects bringing them together with the art enthusiasts since 2014, it has become one of the important actors in Turkey’s contemporary art scene.
As one of the most well-recognized Swiss brands in the world, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts consists of contemporary hotels reflecting the fresh, lively energy of the Alps combined with the tradition of the Swiss hospitality. Respected for its smart design, high quality and awareness of sustainability, Swissôtel offers its guests travelling the world the opportunity to find accommodation in a peaceful atmosphere, discover life’s true rewards and open up the possibilities to ‘living well’. Founded in Switzerland in 1980, the group currently continues its activities with over 30 facilities around the world, including its flagship hotels such as Swissôtel The Bosphorus in Istanbul, Swissôtel The Stamford in Singapore and Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy in Moscow. Swissôtel is a brand of AccorHotels, one of the world’s leading travelling and lifestyle groups owning over 4500 hotels, resorts and residences as well as 10000 personal homes for travelers.
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