Hayv Kahraman

Carrying On Shoulder 1 & Carrying On Shoulder 2

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Carrying On Shoulder 1 & Carrying On Shoulder 2
Hayv Kahraman
Carrying On Shoulder 1 & Carrying On Shoulder 2
2008
Oil on linen
Each panel: 173 x 76.3 cm
Kahraman’s Carrying On Shoulder I and Carrying On Shoulder II is an exquisitely painted diptych. Influenced by Persian miniatures, Renaissance and Chinese painting, art nouveau and fashion illustrations, Kahraman’s works convey a timeless classicism, setting her very contemporary dialogues within the rich fabric of history. Kahraman often portrays her characters with elongated swan-like necks, heightening their delicate refinement and physical and social vulnerability. The flattened perspective in her work conceives two-dimensionality as a conceptual contrast between joy and pain, illusion and reality and peace and violence.

     
 


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