ELVAN ALPAY

Game Over / Let’s Play

Galeri Nev İstanbul is excited to present a new solo show by Elvan Alpay titled Game Over/ Let’s Play. The show features twelve recent monosized paintings of the artist.

In her solo exhibition titled Biophilia II in 2015, Alpay had transformed the gallery space into a surreal universe. This time, taking further her affinity with the flora and fauna of nature, she adds three-dimensionality to the ecosystem she creates in the exhibition space.

The colorful drawings of flowers and animals that constitute the backbone of Alpay’s particular style form the background of her canvases. She uses polyester cutouts painted with acrylic and pastes them on canvas. The attached flowers and plants grow out of the canvas as newly blossomed plants of spring. The surface of the painting then becomes a playground for bee-eaters and frogs that hide and appear on a fairytale like flora of the canvas.


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