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"In the art of Mehmet Ali Uysal space is the key factor. To him the exhibition space is an inseparable part of his installations. The works of Mehmet Ali Uysal analyze the artist's creative process in connection with the space and time, connecting art and context.
In his works the space around the art is discovered and become part of it, leaving a mere limitation. The place of work is the reason and cause of the same work, is materia, form and content. The context becomes the content."
"Mehmet Ali Uysal’s works explore the relationship between artwork and gallery space, manipulating both common everyday objects as well as the gallery space itself, probing our understanding of dimensions, perspective and our surroundings.
Solo exhibitions include Pinch Me Awake, Stiftungstarke, Berlin, and Painting, Pi Artworks, Istanbul (both 2013); Peel at the Nesrin Esirtgen Collection, Istanbul (2012), Malist at Q Contemporary, Beirut (2011) and Mist at Etemad Gallery, Dubai (2011).
His work can be found in numerous private and public collections including Istanbul Modern Collection, Vehbi Koç Foundation Collection and Ozyegin University Collection (all in Istanbul). International collections include Le Vent Des Foret Festival Public Collection, Meuse, France; Chaufontaine Parks Public Collection, Liege, Belgium; Audi Collection (Audi Bank Lebanon) Beirut, Lebanon; Golden Harvest Group
Art Collection, India; Samdani Art Foundation, Bangladesh and the City of Umea, Sweden Collection (2014 Culture Capital of Europe), Sweden.
Uysal originally studied architecture and received his PhD from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Hacettepe University in 2009, before completing an MFA in sculpture in 2005 at the same institution." mehmetaliuysal.com