August 25 - October 26
Marbling Workshop by Nakkab Every Thursday October 2023
Join us for a unique workshop led by multidisciplinary artist Nakkab! Discover the mesmerizing world of traditional marbling at the Zemin Art Gallery.
What you’ll experience:
Create from Scratch: Learn the art of marbling from the ground up, mastering every element from liquid canvas to vibrant ink.
Uncover History: Explore the rich history of marbling, especially its significance in Turkish art history, revealing cultural influences that have shaped this craft.
Hands-On Mastery: Under Nakkab’s expert guidance, dive into traditional marbling techniques, crafting your own stunning designs.
Ignite Creativity: Learn how marbling transcends boundaries, allowing you to blend cultures and eras in your artwork.
No prior experience is needed—just bring your curiosity and enthusiasm. Unlock your artistic potential and leave with new skills and inspiration. Reserve your spot now and immerse yourself in the captivating world of traditional marbling.
Nakkab is a multidisciplinary artist who has journeyed through the realms of ceramics&glass design, painting and photography. He began his artistic pursuits with studies at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, where he delved into the intricate world of ceramics and glass design. Subsequently, he pursued a degree in painting at Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, culminating in a bachelor’s diploma that solidified his commitment to visual arts. In his contemporary artistic endeavors, Nakkab predominantly utilizes the medium of photography, exploring innovative ways to capture and express the essence of the world around him. However, it is in the realm of tattooing that he has found a profound and distinctive fusion of traditional Turkish marbling techniques with the human canvas. This innovative approach, which Nakkab refers to as “sernakkab,” involves the use of ink on a liquid canvas known as “kitre.” The result is a series of tattoo artworks that seamlessly intertwine body movements with surface art, creating radical compositions that are individually tailored to each person’s muscle and bone anatomy. Nakkab’s passion for marbling extends beyond his tattooing craft. He is eager to share his knowledge and expertise with others, which has led to the creation of a captivating workshop.