Ekin Su Koç, A Long Journey, 2018, Oil on canvas, 180 x 420 cm

Ekin Su Koç, who works with the themes of migration, sense of belonging and body perception, recently works with fabric materials as well as the techniques such as collage on paper and paint on canvas. The elements and images in her paintings touch upon both subjective/personal and social references regarding her time, spaces and people’s effects on herself who pass through her life.

The artist allows us to observe the process her moving from one country to another and keeping the pieces of her own roots together. Fish bones, Ottoman fabrics, maps, black and white photos from old immigrant houses, lace, images and pieces of different hair models/colours, sexless or multi-sex figures; all these details we see in the artist’s works reform and shape a whole body composed of different body parts. The works that allow us to follow the subconscious flow of Koç, and the themes regarding the sense of belonging and creating new identities and bodies form a new language by interpreting a visually & conceptually rich, imaginative and playful world, asking questions around happiness and unhappiness.

Ekin Su Koç, Foreign Friends, 2018, collage on paper, 40×60 cm