Melike Kara


29.06.2015 - 21.07.2015

Salon Kennedy happily presents Melike Kara “Lunch” – her first solo exhibition in Frankfurt.

In her work, Melike Kara first and foremost allows the being to emerge without any evaluation.  She questions the notion of duality between form and formlessness,  incurrence and dissolution, focusing on the correspondence between groups and singular figures. Attitude, gesture and facial expression visualize social constellation, transmitting undefined content without ever being specific. Yet, by reflecting common, everyday social encounters, the figures seem utterly familiar. Emanating from the being, the artist allows the canvas to react upon all these emotions. The colour however, is deliberately selected to provide a form and frame to the painting´s inner life.

Melike Kara, born in 1985 in Bensberg, lives & works in Cologne, graduate from the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie in 2014, where she studied as “Meisterschüler” under Rosmarie Trockel.