Featuring a trio of contemporary Turkish artists, An Istanbul Legacy opens with an explorationof different contemporary works from a wide array of artistic backgrounds, where great attention was given to their contrasting yet complementary styles. The show begins with a selection of works by artist Guido Casaretto ,who is renowned for his battle scenes and his use of long articulate brush storkes with a certain sense of distinct formality. His interest in the relationship between the different aspects of the human self becomes a means of investigating the artificial tension between private and public identity. The sculptures of Ugur Caki however tell a different story. They provide a contemporary spin on the Greek deities, but with a zest of humour and wit. Bedri Baykam's 4D Lenticular works portray beauty by offering aphilosophical twist, reflecting various scenes of social discourse.
The Casaretti-Caki-Baykam trio shows that different artistic journeys, no matter how diverse, can still blend together. Without one or the other, none would have existed on their own, at least not in theform that we know.