SELMA GÜRBÜZ: "SHADOWS OF MY SELF"
Selma Gurbuz is one of Turkey’s best-known and most inspired contemporary artists.
She draws on personal experiences to create visual elegies in which wonder and magic
emerge from seeming chaos. Human and animal characters inhabit her fairytale settings,
in images that reference shadow theatre, the art of silhouettes, animation and Ottoman,
Japanese and European art history.
Published to coincide with an exhibition at the Leighton House Museum.
Beyond Art Production, 2011