Turay Mederic Exhibition
Date: JAN 07 – FEB 02, 2016
Venue: N2N GALLERY, NATION TOWERS, ABU DHABI
N2N Gallery presents Turay Mederic, an established Ivorian artist for the first time to the public in UAE. The artist who strongly believes that “what’s inside reflects on the outside” will display his work to his fans in the UAE capital.
Mederic’s artwork is very emotional and powerful, with a lot of strong symbols and motifs which connect the urban practices of Western art and traditional symbols and iconography of African culture. In search for new methods to ‘read the city’, he creates intense personal moments masterfully composed by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.
Turay Mederic was born in Ivory Coast, educated in USA and Ivory Coast and currently lives and works in Fez, Morocco. In late 1999 Turay Mederic was elected the best young artist from West Africa. His unique style, “Trace” is made of a bonding assembly of newspapers, paper colors, magazines, acrylic painting, coffee, and oil painting. These signs and symbol reminds us of the painter Basquiat for is expressionism power and even of Picasso for his cubism and compositions. Turay Mederic’s works are recognized by African and European critics, who see in the young artist a great value. They confirm the growing talent of this artist with a bright future, whose signature retains the attention of collectors. Turay Mederic is part of various collections Like Charles Satchii London, Ethan Cohen, NewYork, Pierre Bergé France, and private collectors from Germany and Spain.