Turkish artist Gunestekin exhibits in the Netherlands for second time

Contemporary Turkish artist Ahmet Gunestekin is presenting his solo exhibition “Gunesin Yuzleri” (Faces of the sun) in the Netherlands — the second time the artist has showcased his work for Dutch art aficionados, Gunestekin’s publicist announced in a press release on Friday.

On display at the Mark Peet Visser Gallery in ‘s-Hertogenbosch until May 18, the exhibition features a selection of nearly 30 works by Gunestekin, most of which have not been displayed before.

The artist, known for his trademark larger-than-life depictions of less-known Anatolian folk tales and legends in a unique style, represented the gallery at the Netherlands’ international art fair Art Breda, which ran from April 6-13 in 2014. The occasion marked the first time Gunestekin exhibited work in the Netherlands.

After “Gunesin Yuzleri” wraps up, the artist will continue showing work in the country, as he opens another solo exhibition in Amsterdam from June 4-9 as part of the city’s international art fair KunstRAI.

The artist started establishing his reputation on the international art scene when he exhibited at the 55th edition of the Venice Biennale, where he opened his exhibition “Momentum of Memory.” Critics hailed the show as one of three must-see exhibitions at the art event.