Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul
Boomoon, one of the most important photographers in South Korea, was invited to Istanbul by Borusan Contemporary to create a new series of works about the Bosphorus. The artist, known for his oversized, impressive natural landscapes, developed a visual language with an emphasis on dramatic elements by focusing on the atmospheric features of the Bosphorus. In 2017, Borusan Contemporary commissioned Finnish artist Ola Kolehmainen to create a body of work based on architect Sinan’s work, initiating a series of artworks by international artists on subjects in Turkey. Boomoon worked in Istanbul in 2018 as the second artist invited to produce a series of new works. The exhibition “Bosphorus“ premieres the artist’s new body of work.
Boomoon has developed his project from a different point of view on the Bosphorus, which has inspired artists for centuries. As the moving surface of the waves attracted the artist’s attention during his boat trips on the Bosphorus, the whole project is based on light, form, shadows, and reflections on the water.