Ates work starts with film and photography. Yet with a subsequent layering of imagery – resulting in a disruptive blur of cultural perceptions – a veil is created. Her work combines performance and site-responsive activities that merge Eastern and Western sensibilities. There is a sensuality that is rich and complex revealing an emotional comment on the woman who inhabits the places in the work.
Marcelle Joseph (Founder at Marcelle Joseph projects, UK) commented: “Ates questions the relationship between the veil and the West, and by setting the female veiled figure within a lush European interior, she subtly refers to the West’s mistaken interpretation of the veiled woman and refers back to the European traditions of veiled women as found in the work of Old Masters such as Vermeer”
Ates’ is inspired by Dutch old master paintings. The mastery of light, composition and color are recurring elements in her work. Her unrecognizably veiled female figures lighting up against a dark background create the fluid, floating appearances that have become tantamount to Ates’ work.
Born in 1977 in Eastern Turkey, Güler Ates lives and works in London. She graduated in 2008 from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Printmaking. Her work can be found in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s print collection and was recently shown in the Great Fosters, Egham, UK.
Exhibiting internationally, recent solo and group exhibitions include the Leighton House Museum, London, The LOFT at the Lower Parel, Mumbai, (India), Royal Academy of Arts, London (UK), Hastings Museum and Gallery, Hastings, (UK), Cite des Arts, Paris (France).
Güler Ates will also be presented among other artists by
Marian Cramer Projects during Re:Rotterdam at Boompjes 60-68, Rotterdam
Please check: www.rerotterdam.com
Wednesday 8 – Sunday 12 February 2012
A Shuttle bus will operate between Re:Rotterdam and Art Rotterdam every 20 min.
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