Guided Tour12 May 2022, 14:00 - 15:00
Exhibition10 May 2022 - 14 May 2022, 11:00 - 18:00
Tristan Hoare Gallery
6 Fitzroy Square
Curator-Led Tour of Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye’s Solo Show
FREEBooking necessary for Guided Tour
Booking not necessary for Exhibition
Join Tristan Hoare Gallery for a tour of Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye’s solo show with co-curator Leonie Mir. Alev trained in ceramic factories in Istanbul, Copenhagen and Höhr-Grenzhausen, and has built an international reputation by modelling vessels of timeless quality and a surprising gravity.
Join a tour of Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye’s solo show at Tristan Hoare Gallery with curator Leonie Mir.
Alev built an international reputation as a ceramist by modelling bowls. Though she is often referred to as a Minimalist, her small vessels, glazed in saturated pigments and adorned with delicate detailing around the lip, look less like modern works of art and more like ancient artefacts. The simplicity of design and perfection of proportion of Alev’s pieces give them a timeless quality and a surprising gravity. The seemingly simplicity of her works should not be taken lightly. It is the achievement of a life dedicated to kneading clay to the correct texture, through coiling technique, adjusting enamel recipes to obtain the perfect colour and refining curves to harmoniously balance a shape.
In 2002, ‘A ceramics Universe 1964-2002’, a retrospective exhibition of her works, was exhibited in the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum in Istanbul and the Danish Museum of Decorative Art in Copenhagen. She is in the collections of more than 34 major museums in the world.