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Inspired artwork on display at Leamington Art Gallery

Leamington Editorial 11th Jan, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

AN ARTWORK inspired by other works at Leamington  Art Gallery & Museum has gone on display.

Sevven Kucuk’s tiled work is currently on show in the Spotlight area of the main art gallery and will be exhibited until March.

Sevven was invited to produce new artwork inspired by the 16th and 17th century Dutch and Flemish paintings that were recently acquired by the art gallery from the Art Fund through the George Watson bequest.

She was particularly influenced by the portrait Allegory of Poetry by Jacob Toorenvlier, which demonstrates skill in capturing facial expressions and features. Sevven used portraits as the starting point for her artwork, linking the narrative element of these paintings with themes of life, death, memories and stories within images.

Sevven’s work also explores her Turkish Cypriot origins and she was particularly drawn to the Turkish Bath at the Pump Rooms.

Senior Curator Alice Swatton said: “It has been great working with Sevven on this project. She has responded to the newly acquired works from the George Watson bequest and has created engaging works which reflect her own practice. ”

There will be the opportunity to learn more about Sevven Kucuk’s work at a free Friday Focus talk On January 22 at 1pm.


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