Burcak Bingol’s ceramic art reflects her dense cultural heritage and her continued fascination with patterns.
Burçak Bingöl is a Turkish artist born in1976, Görele. She lives and works in Istanbul. Through her labor-intensive process of tracing, copying and reconstructing she adopts an analytical approach to ornamentation. Bingol’s drawings convey an unusual sense of order, although they are largely made up of non-symmetrical lines and patterns.
The works are psychological landscapes that hover between abstraction and representation, seduction and repulsion, mysticism and consumption that both embrace and disregard Eastern and Western traditions.
Bingöl is also known for her ambitious work in ceramics, which both questions and expands the Western canon inviting a viewer to a re-consideration of the divide between art vs craft and high vs low. Burçak Bingöl (b.1976, Görele), she lives and works in Istanbul. She has been included in many group exhibitions. Her work is in many private and public collections in the US, Europe and the Middle East.
Vessels, vases and other crockery decorated with floral motifs are strewn across the grass, similar floral motifs appear on the figures’ dress. There is no real distinction between the opulent flora in the garden, its surrounding landscape and representations of nature used as decoration on crockery and garments. What is camouflaging or decorating what, and which came first: art or nature?
This is one of the thematics that the artist is trying to push as a subject with her artworks.
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