The Function Room

Upstairs at The Cock Tavern, 23 Phoenix Road, London, NW1 1HB

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Pawn, 160 x 120 cm oil on canvas 2011, by Nazim Ünal Y?lmaz

Nazim Ünal Yilmaz’ second exhibition at The Function Room. You may expect: body parts descending a staircase, worms emerging from hollow wrists, buttocks, ears, chess pieces, double-headed dolls and hooded men ascending the dank night. Stained lips drool on while a green harpy grabs a masked Roger/Jessica Rabbit’s purple cock, nymphs tug nipples, tassels, snakes and ladders. Nudes trip up and tumble down, to be inspected, mirrored, tangled, painted and over painted.

Nazim Ünal Y?lmaz (b.1981, Turkey) lives and works in Vienna. He graduated from Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (2010) and has exhibited widely internationally. Recent solo shows include Self-portrait with a Gorilla, The Function Room, London (2014) Waiting for the Barbarians, Pilevneli Project, Istanbul (2012) and Panths on Fire, with Mäds Westrup, Ve.Sch Kunstverein, Vienna (2011).

Exhibition event: Sunday, 1pm.


Nazim Ünal Y?lmaz