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Cos Ahmet

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Birthplace
London

Birth year
1973

Lives in
London

Works in
London

Website

Tags
figurative, abstract, photography, mixed-media

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Oct, 2014 PLAN.OPEN. Neo Craft
arebyte gallery
 
Oct, 2014 PLAN.OPEN. Neo Craft
arebyte gallery
 
Statement

Cos Ahmet’s work form a series of body dialogues, exploring layers of the tangible male form by way of collage amongst other forms of creation. Focusing on the principle themes of self, sexuality and encounter, Cos constructs a discourse between the physical and unconscious body; shaping and shifting the personal element into gestured, sexualized and fragmented anthologies.

Though much of his work has been concerned with collage and printmaking, the incorporation of woven tapestry and the appropriation of imagery into some of his pieces as a ‘base’, has afforded Cos the chance to work on what he describes as the ‘borderline’, a place where attempts can be made to create a point of juncture, suturing the varying media he employs. Some of his works hint at the central paradox of this concept, with the applied technique making up the tangible mass of the figure; the physical ‘counterpart’ of the shadow, a tying of the unconscious body whilst maintaining a critical instability.

Cos Ahmet works are of an intimate scale, forcing the viewer to be up, close and personal with the artist’s many altered egos and guises, all at once becoming immersed in their own encounters and shadows. Recent projects and the experimentation in scale has offered Cos a new direction and platform in producing objects and installations, extending his established language.


Cos Ahmet currently lives and works in London. BA Hons Graduate in Constructed Textiles from Middlesex University. Cos has exhibited widely, with a recent year long collaborative project/exhibition taking him to Tel Aviv.

Cos is currently Cover Artist 2013 for Yuck 'n Yum, and will be producing four covers over the coming year.


FORTHCOMING FEATURES, EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS

Cover Artist for Yuck 'n Yum's Quarterly Zine 2013
Feature of work in Flugschreiber Art Magazine, May 2013
Queer Practices: New project / Exhibition. Curated by Jeff Ko, 2013
Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition, Bond House Studios, London July 2013
One-Man Show, Tel Aviv. ( Forthcoming. Curated by Sharon Toval ) 2014

 


CURRENT FEATURES

Yuck n' Yum Zine: Feature of 'Homage to Leigh Bowery'. Winter Issue 2012
Do Not Open Magazine: Feature of new collage. Issue 2, November 2012

 


ONE-MAN EXHIBITIONS

 
2011 Self Seeing, The Stone Space, London
2010 Bodylogues, Lauderdale House, London
2008 My Shadow Sits & Waits for Me, Waterloo Gallery, London
2007 Life Force, First One-Man Exhibition, Waterloo Gallery, London
 


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2013

Queer Practices: Project & Exhibition curated by Jeff Ko (location to be confirmed)
Share / Exchange: Zeitgeist Arts Project, Bond House Studios, London
Summer Exhibition: Zeitgeist Arts Project, Bond House Studios, London


2012

Artists' Books: Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland
Question. Reaction. Examination. Reaction: Alfred Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
De-Construct/Re-Construct/We-Construct: Arbeit Gallery, London
Wandering Rocks: Curator Stephen Snoddy, The Stone Space, London
The Wing Assignment: Red Bull Studios, London
Figure/Form/Self: Norlington Road Studios, London
Rejected: A-Side B-Side Gallery, London
Fool's Gold: Cultivate, Vyner Street, London
28 Drawings Later: The Old Hairdresser's, Glasgow
It is Green: Cultivate, Vyner Street, London
Three x Three: Cultivate, Vyner Street, London
Group Exhibition: Tricycle Gallery, London

 

PUBLICATIONS

Question. Reaction. Examination. Reaction., MM1 Tel Aviv Exhibition Catalogue
De-Construct/Re-Construct/We-Construct Exhibition Catalogue
Stitching Pictures, Bloomsbury Publishing, London
Do Not Open Magazine Issue 2
The Wing Assignment, Exhibition Book
Woven Threads, Exhibition Catalogue
Weaving Within, Exhibition Catalogue
Drawing Crowds Exhibition Catalogue
Yuck 'n Yum Winter Issue 2012
Yuck 'n Yum Autumn Issue 2011
Yuck 'n Yum Spring Issue 2011
Yuck 'n Yum Winter Issue 2010
Holding Time Exhibition Catalogue
100qsft 5 - Exhibition Catalogue
Recent Exhibits

Cos Ahmet participated in these exhibits:

May, 2013 PUNK-SALON
SCHWARTZ GALLERY
 
May, 2013 Creekside Open 2013
APT Gallery
 
Nov, 2012 FernFelix Five: Cos Ahmet
online
 
Jul, 2012 MM1 - De-Construct/Re-Construct/We-Construct,
arebyte gallery
 
May, 2012 Rejected
A-side B-side Gallery
 
Mar, 2012 it is green
Cultivate Gallery
 
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