Surrey-based artist Zuzu Sahillioglu displays her work at the Parallax International Art Fair, at the prestigious Chelsea Town Hall, on King’s Road. It follows the recent Parallax Art Fair in New York. This art fair grew out of an international exhibition called ‘Parallax’ conceived and curetted by art historian and theorist Dr. Chris Barlow.
Zuzu Sahillioglu is a product of the truly magical city of Istanbul. She grew up where antiquity meets contemporary, East joins West and Europe touches Asia.
Zuzu studied Art and Design at a specialist school in Istanbul. She is a truly international artist; she lived and worked in Istanbul, Bahrain, London, Brussels and Luxembourg.
Zuzu believes that learning is a life-long activity and that experiences must be shared. She sometimes joins the Workshops in The Royal Academy, working with the top art masters, as well as working in a park under a big tree with unknown artists from Africa to share their traditional stone carving methods and benefit from their experiences.
Bilingual artist Zuzu often writes articles for Turkish Art Magazines and the well respected Turkish newspaper in Turkey.
Zuzu painted "The Trojans" series in Luxembourg at the beginning of 2012.
While staying there, she visited the nearby German town of Trier, the largest well preserved antic Roman city in Northern Europe. Because of her roots in Asia Minor, this beautiful antic Roman city took Zuzu to legends of her native land.
Troy was a legendary city located in northwest Anatolia (Turkey), near Dardanelles and Mount Ida. It is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War described in Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. The Trojans display their weapons and show their strength, but neither Paris nor Achilles can hide their vulnerabilities...
At this exhibition Zuzu is also displaying some of her oil paintings on seascapes and stone sculptures.
Zuzu is a member of Surrey Sculpture Society (SSS) and number of international art groups.
Parallax Art Fair is a serious platform for artists coming from more than 35 countries, to present their artworks to international dealers, collectors, critics and buyers.
Parallax International Art Fair
Artist Zuzu Sahillioglu
12-14 October 2012, 11am - 5pm
Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road,