‘Bazar Delight’ is a series of illustrations, made during an art residency in Turkey in 2022, based on spontaneous impressions and observations of the food culture and specialties in Istanbul: from the fishermen to the Kebab shop. The main technique used for the illustrations is called screen-mono-printing: a fusion of screen-printing and painting. It consists of painting with brushes directly on the screen, instead of printing in layers. To avoid the inks to dry, the screen needs to be filled really quickly. The result captures this quick moment of creation: all the little imperfections and messes, unintentional textures and ink mixes. Every monoprint is a surprise.
The technique somehow reflects the pace of Istanbul and its joyfully chaotic vibe. The word ‘bazar’ meaning ‘mess’ in french, the translation of the title literally means: the pleasure of messiness. The colourful yet pastel palette is inspired by the markets and the architecture of the city.