Mustafa Hulusi

British, b. 1971

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Mustafa Hulusi

British, b. 1971

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Mustafa Hulusi mines his hybrid identity—he was born in London to Turkish Cypriot parents—to create his evocative paintings, installations, films, and photographs. By combining diverse artistic styles and references to pop culture, advertising, and Middle Eastern and Western history in his works, Hulusi investigates how different visual “languages” shape our perception. In a series that includes Abstract Rose 5 (L) (2010), for example, he couples photorealistic paintings of flowers with Op Art abstractions, investigating the traditional conflation of abstraction and representation in Islamic art and questioning how this combination of styles affects viewers. Hulusi often raises questions about the role of institutions in the art world; he established his reputation with “guerilla” campaigns in which he plastered London neighborhoods with leaflets, posters, and original large-scale works.

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Biography

Mustafa Hulusi mines his hybrid identity—he was born in London to Turkish Cypriot parents—to create his evocative paintings, installations, films, and photographs. By combining diverse artistic styles and references to pop culture, advertising, and Middle Eastern and Western history in his works, Hulusi investigates how different visual “languages” shape our perception. In a series that includes Abstract Rose 5 (L) (2010), for example, he couples photorealistic paintings of flowers with Op Art abstractions, investigating the traditional conflation of abstraction and representation in Islamic art and questioning how this combination of styles affects viewers. Hulusi often raises questions about the role of institutions in the art world; he established his reputation with “guerilla” campaigns in which he plastered London neighborhoods with leaflets, posters, and original large-scale works.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
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