Mustafa Hulusi

b. 1971, London, UK. Lives and working in London, UK

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Mustafa Hulusi, Untitled (Cherry Blossom and Hand), 2005
Mustafa Hulusi, Untitled (Cherry Blossom and Hand), 2005

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Born to Turkish Cypriot parents and raised in London, Mustafa Hulusi’s practice explores his interconnected cultures in evocative paintings, installations, films, and photographs. Diverse artistic styles are brought together alongside references to pop culture of Middle Eastern and Western history. Hulusi investigates how visual languages shape our perception of the world. He first established his reputation with ‘guerrilla’ campaigns in which he plastered London neighbourhoods with leaflets, posters and original large-scale works.

Representing the Republic of Cyprus at La Biennale di Venezia in 2007, Hulusi presented a series of large scale photorealist paintings of plants and sun ripe fruit indigenous to the Mediterranean island, of which a selection now sits in the Zabludowicz Collection. In 2007 Hulusi produced a limited edition artist's book and poster to coincide with When We Build Let Us Think That We Build Forever, works from the Zabludowicz Collection at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead.

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Mustafa Hulusi, Venice Installation, 2007
Mustafa Hulusi, Venice Installation, 2007
Mustafa Hulusi, Venice Installation, 2007
Mustafa Hulusi, Venice Installation, 2007
Mustafa Hulusi, Venice Installation, 2007
Mustafa Hulusi, Venice Installation, 2007