Dates: Winter 2024

Location: 195 Chrystie Street, NYC 10002
Contact: | 917.292.6921

Voltz Clarke Gallery is pleased to present Deep Dream, a back gallery exhibition, by Leyla Pekmen

Leyla Pekmen is a contemporary artist living and working in Istanbul. Born and raised in Turkey, Pekmen found her passion for painting at a young age, spending a majority of her time immersed within her neighbor’s art studio. Today her works are bold and expressive, often utilizing color blocking and pointillism to create framing and texture.

Most of Pekmen’s practice centers around concepts of combining life’s simple pleasures with that of whimsy and storytelling. Themes around nature, landscapes and travel are dropped into a fantastical narrative, often exploring the ideas of memory and comfort. She finds inspiration in Ottoman miniatures, often utilizing their influence in her paintings to create an enriching narrative.

Her paintings revolve around creating this narrative scene reflecting her identity as a storyteller. Pekmen exhibited in her first solo show in Istanbul in 202l and also has participated in international female group shows in California, Beijing, and Amsterdam.