10 June 2022 – 12 June 2022
Soho House Istanbul
Blue Wash is excited to present their first group show Blue Tricks, taking place in Istanbul.
Blue Tricks features artworks by artists Daniele Dell’Eva (Würzburg), Dominik Nawrocki (Berlin), EDXXKAT (Moscow), Laroque ST* by Katy Pititskaya (Milan), Marc Klein (Berlin), Melissa Goy (London), Naomi Gilon (Brussels), Razmoh (Paris), Teema Keroppi (London) and a guest artist Pinar Marul (Istanbul), at Soho House Istanbul.
The exhibition takes its title from playing with the concept of mind tricks and magic. Blue Tricks opens up a realm of new art allowing the viewer to experience the mysterious. The clash of the historical interiors and the modern digital age art takes the viewer away from reality into the unknown, providing an intimate scene for the magic to happen. The artist’s job is to immerse the audience in a sense of wonder and delight by showing them a world where reality is flipped on its head.
Spread across the rooms is a collection of 31 art pieces by emerging artists, presenting their work in variousmediums differing from acrylic painting to 3D rendered illustration. In the center of the room, a sculpture of bold electric blue color is presented by Pinar Marul. The ceramics are made in the signature style of Naomi Gilon, a Brussels-based artist, who recently created unique pieces in collaboration with Marc Jacobs and Han Kjøbenhavn, worn by Julia Fox at Vanity Fair Award. The interior objects include hand-tufted carpets and 3D-printed vases, created by Katy Pititskaya and EDXXKAT in a blend of classical elements and contemporary design. The carpets are placed on the striking and bold checked black and white floor, which emphasizes their unique shapes and colors. Razmoh presents his ‘Kebabs’, ‘Istanbul Kebab’, and ‘Vacun Truck’ artworks as digital illustration prints. The ‘Kebabs’ and ‘Istanbul Kebab’ are a part of a series of artworks, inspired by the kebab shop signs from around Europe and their funky google reviews. Dominik Nawrocki, a virtual reality designer, brings 3D-rendered frisky characters into the show. Inspired by the universe, nature, and maths, Marc Klein creates his abstract mirror pieces, painted with acrylic paint in different shapes and different visibilities. The mirror series is in essence a commentary on the conversation people are having with themselves.
A series of paintings on wood, created by Teema Keroppi, is focused on the topic of conflict in our teenage years – depicted in expressionist-style anime characters. Melissa Goy explores the theme of freedom in the midst of an anxious society that runs on a very systemized structure. Her artworks illustrate experimental hand-rendered techniques which simulate digital graphics. Daniele Dell’Eva creates artworks using oil sticks on canvas, focusing his attention on the mystery of dark nights. The colors of the artworks create a shining effect, directing the viewer’s eye to the main characters of the piece.Follow