‘The Landscape of Perpetual Flags’, 2019
Textile Collage, 44 x 62 cm
(Private collection), not for sale
Mustafa Boğa is an artist based in the UK and Turkey. He completed his masters degree in 2016 from
Central Saint Martins in London after studying for an MA in Fine Art. He also obtained another masters
degree from Greenwich University in London after studying an MA in Cinematography and Post
Production. Before that, he achieved a bachelors degree from Istanbul University after studying at the
Faculty of Communication and Journalism. Mustafa arranges objects, colours, landscape and materials
to perform; he politicises his emotions and he is in constant change, his biography is in continuum.
By engaging with variety of techniques with an attitude of radical possibility his work examines the differences between art and documentary and how contemporary multi-media manipulate our understanding of current affairs. He is interested in the boundaries that separate the viewing of events as a witness and his desire to tell stories. Mustafa has a background in journalism and film and has brought these skills into play in his fine art practice.
About the work:
The territory that we inhabit today and in which we develop our daily activities is constructed by our history. The progressive appreciation of social media and its effect on art, politics, social life, leisure, education, and religion has, in recent years, impacted the role of design in this territory.
To discover a new place, story or idea implies a change of expectation and point of view. I try to achieve a series of compositions that challenge context while combining colours, patterns, and shapes with images from nature, drawings of traditional objects from both rural and urban areas of Portugal with objects that are connected to colonial relationships that underpin people’s cultural history. People are currently thinking much about their political identity and sovereignty. My flags contradict the nationalism associated with flags by incorporating images which celebrate the multiculturalism brought by immigration.
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