İpek Kotan

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'My work stems from a visceral need to create with my hands using natural materials and a love of the sculptural vessel form. Strongly associated with generosity, sharing, offering and preservation, the vessel is strongly associated with the more positive chapters of the story of humankind.

It is one of the oldest objects ever made and one of the most commonly found in archeological sites the world over, embodying timelessness and the universality of the human experience. I am interested in what the vessel represents metaphysically and use it as a canvas and a frame in which I explore modern and minimalist expressions.'