193 Gallery, for this 2023 Contemporary Istanbul art fair, is delighted to present two african artists, Joana Choumali and Hyacinthe Ouattara, on display until October 1st.
Joana Choumali, a visual artist and photographer from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, reflects her observations and social phenomena through her photographic practice. She focuses on conceptual portraits, mixed media, and documentary photography, often focusing on Africa and the diverse cultures she encounters.
Hyacinthe Ouattara, a Burkina Faso-born plastic artist, focuses on dreamlike, ghostly, and childlike representations of the human body and cellular tissue anatomy. His work emphasizes material, texture, and colors, with installations exploring balance and imbalance, and twisted textile sculptures questioning memory and identity.
This is the second 193 Gallery exhibition at Contemporary Istanbul, featuring a remarkable group of artists whose work delves into the realms of photography, textile sculpture, and embroidery. Choumali and Ouattara skillfully capture the essence of the present moment, portraying its fragility and intensity through a harmonious blend of materials, colors, and artistic practices.
193 Gallery, founded in 2018, combines art, travel, and discovery. It offers diverse experiences in contemporary art from various cultures and countries, avoiding clichés and showcasing promising artists. The gallery’s mission is to help visitors explore the art world’s diversity.
Contemporary Istanbul, established in 2006, is a leading art fair in Istanbul, connecting artists, galleries, and collectors worldwide, showcasing exceptional contemporary art and advancing new ideas.
Source: 193 Gallery.