Ebru: an art form that has transcended boundaries and generations. Ebru is essentially paper marbling, but the artists practicing this art form are taking it much farther. From distorted surrealist works to psychedelic patterns, Ebru is something of a majestic art form.The result are beautiful prints that become moving vessels of inspiration, like poetry, or a soothing melody, Ebru speaks to the soul. The technique and artistry of Ebru art is a sight to behold.
Here are 5 artists that Ebru like you’ve never seen before.
Timeless subjects moving through the motions of life, that is the work of Garip Ay. The Turkish-born artist earned his degree in the Traditional Turkish Arts in Istanbul and has been creating these beauties for years now. If you ever have the chance to see him live, you should. Thousands gather to watch this Garip create his masterpieces.
It’s all about moving pigment in the art of Ebru and if anyone understands that it’s Seyit Uygur. Dynamic and complex, Seyit Uygur creates worlds through his patterns that vary from pure abstraction to floral freesias and fluid line work.
California native, Danny Rodriguez delved into screen printing and stenciling until he found the art of ebru. Little did he know it would become the key element of his work. Intrigued by symbolism and geometry, his process is based on natural flow. Changing traditional forms, mixing mediums and methods of ebru, stenciling and screen printing,
Falling seas, silk looking scarfs and everything in between. Ayla Makas is truly a gem, creating pieces that you can’t look away from. The depth and movement of her pieces transfixes viewers. Learning her craft and earning her license from Hikmet Barutçugil, the English teacher opened up her own marbling workshop.
The renown Turkish artist discovered the art after years of practicing calligraphy. Weaving and blending colors together on a bed of water for hours on end led him to his life’s passion. If there was ever an art form that encapsulated the abstract, its ebru. From the floral to fantasy, this artist has mastered archaic techniques that speak to a modern world and it’s safe to say they are images of pure beauty.