Ebru Uygun sees the world with conscientious observation of detail, internalizes it, and, as a result, lends herself through demanding physical effort into painting. Her paintings hold the impression of repeated patterns of movement or sound: rhythm. For more than twenty years, Ebru Uygun has presented a solid body of work as a painter, researching on the articulation of materials and forms. Uygun creates uninterrupted and precise dialogues between performance and painting; and with her choice of materials, the fundamental elements of painting, she highlights the power of this dialogue.
Ebru Uygun (b. 1974, Istanbul) attended the Department of Art and Design, Kingston University and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from the Department of Illustration at the University of Brighton. A selection of Uygun’s solo and group exhibitions include Complicité, Dirimart, Istanbul (2002); Things, C.A.M Gallery, Istanbul (2003); Breath, Mac Art Gallery, Istanbul (2005); Trace, Mac Art Gallery, Istanbul (2006); Dirimart Presents, Dirimart, Istanbul (2009); Time for a Dream, Dirimart, Istanbul (2009); Istanbul Cool: Turkish Contemporary Art at Close Proximity, New York (2010); Confessions of Dangerous Minds, Saatchi Gallery, London (2011); Lucid Dreaming, Green Art Gallery, Dubai (2011); In Time and Rhythm, Dirimart, Istanbul (2012); Past and Present, Istanbul Modern (2013); Hot Spot Istanbul, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (2013); Inside, Yallay Gallery, Hong Kong (2013); Random Process, Dirimart, Istanbul (2016); and Surface and Beyond, Dirimart, Istanbul (2016). Ebru Uygun lives and works in Istanbul.