Mali toys with gallery space at Eastcastle Street

Turkish artist Mehmet Ali Uysal, famous for his striking and funny work SKIN — a giant wooden clothes peg “pinching” the turf at Chaudfontaine Park in Liege, Belgium — is to have his first UK solo show at Fitzrovia gallery Pi Artworks London.

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Mehmet Ali Uysal new show BLOCK is at Pi Artworks London.

SKIN made The Independent newspaper’s list of top-10 public art commissions in November last year and was a huge hit with the public.

Uysal’s mischievous and playful approach will be in evidence in the new show BLOCK, where he toys with preconceptions of gallery space with contorted and deformed pillars, blocks and wall sections.

BLOCK runs from 12 February to 28 March 2015. Private view 6.30-9pm 11 February. Pi Artworks London, 55 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8EG. Uysal is also taking part in a symposium, Contemporary Turkish Art Today, at SOAS on 13 February 2015. Further information is available from Neil Jefferies at Pi Artworks London 020 7637 8403, nj@piartworks.com

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