Lot 45    
Derya Akay

acrylic on paper with cedar frame
16”  x 10”
Estimate $2,200 framed

Courtesy of the artist and Unit 17 Gallery (Vancouver)

Derya Akay’s practice is driven by a curiosity of how things are made. From flowers to food to furniture, his work explores the means of production of non-art objects and how these processes find confluence within art-making. Ways of building, growing, and cooking become translated into gesture, composition, and form. In this way, the production of non-art objects becomes the work itself. Currently living on the unceded territories of the  Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam Nations, colonially known as Vancouver, Akay received a BFA from Emily Carr University in 2010. He has exhibited widely in Canada, the US, and Mexico and had a Fieldhouse residency resulting in the publication Mantı, Börek, Baklava with the Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver).