I am a visual artist currently working predominantly in ceramics. Fascinated by both materials and surface, my process led practice is inspired by observations of our man made, material environment. The urban landscape is simultaneously dotted with traces of our presence in, and separation from nature. Orange hues that stream the exteriors of steel, to darkened stains on a wall that suggest the recurring passage of water exist now, as traces, that physically display an action or the progression of time. These alterations to our existing surfaces create something beautiful. Captured through photography, I frame compositions of these marks, and lift visual elements that develop and encourage my material explorations.

 © 2020 Nadire Gokmen