BODRUM.- Anna Laudel
Bodrum presents Fırat Neziroğlus solo exhibition of his brand new works, titled The Sea Inside of Me between 18 June - 31 July at ZAI Yaşam.
Fırat Neziroğlu transforms the traditional weaving form, which is one of the oldest arts known in Anatolia, into a unique contemporary weaving technique. Neziroğlu gives a different perspective to the classical weaving tradition by using the fishline for the first time, and he is widely noticed for this patented special weaving technique in contemporary art.
The Sea Inside of Me includes a selection of artworks that will be exclusively showcased at Anna Laudel Bodrum. The artist presents the four large carpet works referring to the first known Turkish carpet which came out of the Pazırık kurgan, the Turkish Knot. In addition to these four carpets with softened corners and flowing fish patterns, the visitors will also enjoy the experience of seeing an interactive aquarium embroidery and a fish figurine in water.
The exhibition, which also includes a video of Neziroğlu dancing in the water, can be visited until July 31st 2022 at Anna Laudel Bodrum.
Born in 1981 in İzmir, Fırat Neziroğlu studied at Dokuz Eylül University, Institute of Fine Arts, Department of Textile and Fashion Design. He works as a lecturer at Bahçeşehir University. He exhibited fabric collections in Istanbul, Como, Munich, Rome, Maniago, London and Paris and has been awarded first and second prize in many national and international competitions. Introducing Anatolia to the world with the YEN collection at the New York Fashion Week fashion show, Neziroğlu's fabrics have been exhibited at La Triennale di Milano, Royal Norwegian Embassy and Victoria House in London. His work has been featured in multiple auction houses such as Sothebys and Christies.
Fırat Neziroğlu's successful works have enabled him to be invited to many official events abroad for private production. The artist travelled to Oslo under the auspices of the Royal Norwegian Embassy; invited to Thailand to celebrate the queens birthday and to knit a special fabric for the Queen of Thailand. In 2017, he was invited to Qatar by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to make a special weave.
Neziroğlu adapts Anatolia's most ancient language, the rug weaving techniques with a contemporary interpretation of the plastic arts. Neziroğlu continues to work on stage with ModernDansLAB classical ballet-modern dance ensemble. Having attended many seminars and conferences in universities in different cities, Neziroğlu lives and works in İzmir.