Shop Showcase: Belgin Bozsahin
As part of our ongoing showcase of contemporary crafts, the Modern Art Oxford shop presents ceramicist Belgin Bozsahin.
Bozsahin was born in Istanbul and has lived in London for almost three decades, she has exhibited in Istanbul, London, Bergen and on the QE2 liner. Many of her works are in private collections in Turkey, UK, Ireland, Portugal, Oman, Sydney and the USA. Bozsahin was trained at The Academy of Arts in Bergen, Norway, and Camberwell College of Art, University of Arts London.
Drawing on the themes of existence, self and identity Bozsahin creates sculptural ceramic works, installations and wall pieces. Working with these themes, Bozsahin draws from a personal understanding and knowledge which helps her relate and communicate with others. Her work examines the notion of continuing evolution and change; that things are not perfectly smooth, spotless or still. It is about the contrast between inside and out, and the tensions this creates.
In recent years, Bozsahin has been working to create surfaces with layers and textures in order to capture a sense of accumulation and seeking to get a sense of sight into hidden spaces on surfaces. This has evolved into the production of larger wall pieces.
Over the last two years Bozsahin has been creating unique gift objects in addition to her artworks. These designs are simple and elegant, yet strong and practical. For these works she uses high-fired porcelain clay, and although the pieces appear delicate, they are designed to handle the impact that comes from their use. Bozsahin’s works include decorative tiles and vases as well as individually designed porcelain door wedges and light pulls: a selection of these will be shown in the Modern Art Oxford shop from 19 August 2016.
For more information, please visit Belgin Bozsahin’s website here.