Portfolio > Kolaj/Collage Series

A kolaj/collage is a work composed of a variety of juxtaposed materials and forms, that come together to create a new whole from its unlikely elements. I can find no better way to describe the environment in which I find myself. Istanbul is a city that has continually built itself on top of its old self. Always manipulated by its inhabitants; shifted, dragged, broken, rebuilt, enriched, expanded, and stretched…it still reveals evidence of its previous layers, its underlying soul. The more memories I accumulate throughout my time in this organism of a city, the richer and more layered the images become in my mind.  Kolaj is my portrayal of the stratified and surreal nature of life in Istanbul and the life of the city itself.

Gabrielle Reeves: Kus/Bird 2
Acrylic Ink on Found Paper
7"x5"
2016
Gabrielle Reeves: Kus/Bird1
Acrylic Ink on Found Paper
7"x5"
2016
Gabrielle Reeves: Ensar
Mixed Media on Paper
40"x27"
2016
Gabrielle Reeves: Osman
Mixed Media on Paper
40"x27"
2016
Gabrielle Reeves: Aleks
Mixed Media on Paper
40"x27"
2016
Gabrielle Reeves: Balkondan/From the Balcony
Watercolor
14"x18"
2016
Gabrielle Reeves: Karakoy
Watercolor
11"x19"
2016
Gabrielle Reeves: Balik/Fish 3
Acrylic Ink on Found Paper
10"x14"
2016
Gabrielle Reeves: Balik/Fish 2
Acrylic Ink on Found Paper
7"x11"
2016
Gabrielle Reeves: Balik/Fish 1
Acrylic Ink on Found Paper
7"x8.5"
2016
Gabrielle Reeves: Foundations 3
Acrylic Ink on Paper
7"x11"
2016
Gabrielle Reeves: Foundations 2
Acrylic Ink on Paper
7"x11"
2016
Gabrielle Reeves: Foundations 1
Acrylic Ink on Paper
7"x11"
2016
Gabrielle Reeves: City Paste
Oil on Canvas
20"x47"
2016
Gabrielle Reeves: Up-Rooted
Oil on Canvas
47"x39"
2016
Mavi Kapisi/Blue Door
Oil on Canvas
23"x31"
2014
Gabrielle Reeves: Village Night
Mixed Media on Canvas
39"x31"
2015
Gabrielle Reeves: The Bridge
Oil on Canvas
47"x39"
2015
Gabrielle Reeves: Pencereden Içeri/Through the Window
Oil on Canvas
23"x31"
2014