Who is Moris Sabaner ?
Working with mixed media and acrylic painting, Moris Sabaner’s (Istanbul,1964)art practice is shaped by concepts such as neighborly relationships, society and individualism. In his first solo exhibition titled “Beneath the Door” the artist used canvas to create 1.5 meter tall doors and placed doorknobs, mezuzahs, and timber on them. With these objects, the artist invites the viewers to imagine the lives they can(not) witness beneath the door.
In his second solo exhibition titled “Renk-a-Renk” in 2020, he produced abstract expressionist paintings. Multi-colored and multi-layered, these paintings found their inspiration from the cosmopolitanism of urban life. Whereas “Behind the Doors” is tied to an individual’s private/domestic life, the focus of “Renk-a-Renk” is the walls of the city. Trained by Bubi and Asaf Zeki, the artist has been working in his Asmalımescit studio for over 15 years.