Here Forward is the first ever exhibition at Matter Gallery showcasing a selection of work by six internationally diverse artists.
Here Forward is the first ever exhibition at Matter Gallery. The group show proudly introduces a selection of work by six internationally diverse artists, providing a preliminary look at what is to come at Matter in the first half of 2017.
About the Artists: Malekeh Nayiny is a fine artist and digital photographer from Iran living and working in Paris most known for her juxtaposition of cultural elements while exploring personal narratives. Simon Back is a painter from Zimbabwe living and working in Mauritius whose work evokes a relationship between humans and their landscapes that is at once nourishing and precarious. Aydin Büyüktas is an emerging sought-after digital photography artist from Turkey with warped land and cityscapes inspired by a love of science fiction. The Nest Collective is an accomplished collective of ten film makers, visual artists, photographers, musicians and fashion designers from Kenya who characterize their work as exploring troubling modern identities, reimagining the past and remixing the future. Gözde Ilkin is one of Turkey’s most prominent rising contemporary art stars. She creates her work on domestic fabrics, canvas, paper and found objects often depicting abstract social and political relationships, power attitudes and unresolved promises in ambiguous figures that are emancipated from their social and sexual identities. Siwa Mgoboza is a young multidisciplinary artist from South Africa who explores notions of difference and belonging as informed by his personal experiences of prejudice and assimilation.
Works from the Exhibition