Hayal Pozanti – Active Cell
Dimensions: 17 x 16″ paper / 13 x 12″ plate
Edition: ed. 20
Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, Hayal Pozanti lives and works in Los Angeles, California and explores the relationship between virtual and physical worlds in her prints, paintings, and GIFs. Early on in her exploration, Pozanti created digital collages and then transitioned to more prints and paintings. With her interlocking, and overlapping forms she utilizes bold colors and creates abstract compositions to convey machine parts and technology.
“To me, the world of the screen is an infinite universe of daydreams,” she has said. “Much like the Surrealists aimed to reconcile the world of dreams and reality, I would like to explore the possibility of inventing a new reality from the merging of the virtual and the tactile.” —Hayal Pozanti
Since receiving her MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University in 2011, Pozanti has had solo exhibitions around the world. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Broad Art Museum in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the San Jose Museum of Art and JP Morgan.