"I have always admired the human form. My work exemplifies my personal yet universal experiences relating to being human. I have painted the female form for over 20 years and moved to working in 3D in the last 15. I work in porcelain clay shaping my pieces by hand or mould casting. I feel porcelain clay is perfect to express the fragility of being human as well as its hidden strengths."
Belgin Bozsahin is a multidisciplinary artist whose work is marked by her deep explorations of identity, memory, and cultural narratives.
In her works, the artist draws her personal experiences in addition to broader cultural and societal issues to examine the complexities of identity development, heritage, history, and narratives.
Belgin's artistic practice encompasses various mediums, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media. Her art's broad use of color, texture, and symbolism creates a sense of depth and complexity, reflecting the multifaceted nature of human existence. Her works often feature richly layered compositions that invite viewers to delve beneath the surface and uncover hidden meanings.
With a diverse and rich body of work, Belgin has exhibited her art in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally. The artist received awards and grants and continues pushing her artistic practice's boundaries through experimentation and exploration.
The exploration of identities and study of memory are within the central themes of her practices, our perception of the past, present, and future, and how it can be selective and subjective. The artist suggests viewers question their perceptions of the self and reflect on the complexities of their sense of being.
She often uses found objects, old photographs, and other ephemera to create layered compositions that evoke memories and nostalgia.
Belgin's work celebrates diversity and promotes understanding and empathy among different communities as she continues to significantly impact the contemporary art world with her thought-provoking and visually captivating creations.