Visual Arts and Communication Design MA (2011) graduate Meltem Işık’s second solo exhibition “Suspicious Affinities”, will be on view at Gallery Nev Istanbul from May 15 till June 6, 2015.
Meltem Işık is known for her unpretentious yet intricate compositions of photographic images. Carefully put together, her work is an inquiry into the way we see and perceive the human body. The complexity that originates from the capability of our bodies to see and be seen simultaneously provides the basis of her work. Through her most recent pieces, Işık explores how photography is associated with the construction of reality, suggesting alternative readings of the body. Utilizing the similarities and differences
between the eye of the camera and human perception, she assembles images into a whole that is other than the sum of its parts.
Meltem Işık was born in Ankara. She received her B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Bilkent University, Ankara, and received her A.A.S. in Jewelry Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. In 2011, she received her M.A. from the Department of Visual Arts at Sabancı University, Istanbul. In 2012, she joined Galeri Nev and had her first solo exhibition in Istanbul the same year. Works by the artist have been the subject of group shows, including Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair (2012) and Borders Orbits 09
Siemens Sanat (2011). Meltem Işık lives and works in Istanbul.