From 23 Nov to Dec 6, 2021, The Charing Cross Library will showcase the works of Esra Kizir Gokcen, with a Private View on Friday 26 November 5-8pm.
Esra started this project with the idea of giving back to society as a 50th birthday gift during the uncertainty of a global pandemic. Drawing daily and sharing on social media as an invitation for all to enjoy the process of drawing and to share wellbeing through art. Her approach to life and art has been reflected every day, for an entire year during the Covid 19 lockdown. Esra’s visual diary is heavily influenced by her readings, mostly about mindfulness and self-awareness and her daily walks in the local park.
For this exhibition, a selection of artworks from the 365 consequent daily meditative drawings by artist Esra Kizir Gokcen is on display for viewing. All artworks are in A4 and A3 formats and editioned to 365. Printed books of her visual diary in its entirety, editioned to 365 will also be available for this exhibition.
All signed and numbered by the artist. You can also view this exhibition online for viewing at: www.EsraKizirGokcen.com
About the artist Esra Kizir Gokcen is a Turkish painter and printmaker. She studied art in Istanbul and currently lives in London. She has held five solo exhibitions in Istanbul, Ankara, and Amsterdam and participated in almost 100 group exhibitions internationally. Her works have also been exhibited in print biennials.
She facilitates group workshops for all ages and also for specialised corporate events, combining the wellbeing effect of art with practicality. Her art focuses on the bonds between social life and nature. Spontaneity is her way of emphasising the randomness of life. Esra’s latest works are mostly related to migration, globalisation and spirituality.