"Like Yours, Like Mine, Like Home"
Exhibition from the 16th of May to the 15th of June 2019
At Galerie des Bains, rue des Bains 22, 1205 Geneva
Galerie des Bains has the pleasure to present Ardan Ozmenoglu solo show “Like Yours, Like Mine, Like Home”.
Ardan Ozmenoglu solo show “Like Yours, Like Mine, Like Home” on view from May 16th to 15th June 2019, displays, sculptural works, installations as well as paintings.
Sensitively, the artist explores the fragility of our society by using common media. In fact, she refers to ecology with her iconic tree trunk sculptures mounted in with several glass layers. She painted the glass panels meticulously with blue nail lacquer to reveal a majestic tree. Therefore, this is a poetic artwork at the time of a worldwide ecologic awakening and despair. As the artist explains, it “conjures a feeling of ritual and a more personal space for a contemplative mood”.
Like Yours, Like Mine, Like Home, is the neon sculpture that inspired the title of Ardan Ozmenoglu solo show. This work is a reflexion about love, interdependence and the sense of safety in relationship. Love is, in fact, one of the common themes of the artist. She even defines her work this way: “Art is my husband”. A marital relationship which always comforted and challenged her at the same time.
This exhibition shows how she is continuously trying to challenge the definition of classical sculptures and paintings by working with materials as different as neon, tree and Post-it.
Ardan Ozmenoglu was born in 1979. She received her BFA in Urban Design and Landscape Architecture and her MFA in Graphic Design from Bilkent University in Ankara. Once graduated, she completed residencies in California, Berlin, Belgium and Vienna, taking her career on an international level. Since then, her talent has been highly recognized. Ardan Ozmenoglu participated to worldwide exhibitions during solo shows and art fairs.
For her MFA, Ardan Ozmenoglu wrote a thesis on Site Specific Screen Printing, while working with Professor Alexander Djikia, a prominent Russian artist. This still influences her work. Away from conventional art media, her art is defined by the commonness of used materials.