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Cicek Gallery is an independent art gallery start-up founded in 2021 by one of its resident artists, Berfin Cicek. The gallery represents emerging artists yet to be discovered by the world.
Cicek recognises that the art world can be very challenging for ambitious artists. Her aim is to handpick artists on the journey of becoming established and to give them the exposure and value that they deserve. In particular, Cicek has witnessed the financial barriers and lack of opportunities that ambitious artists face within the industry. She seeks to challenge this and is keen to represent artists of different ethnic minorities, sexual orientations and female artists in a bid to blend out these imbalances.
Cicek also wants to upturn how galleries meet artists’ needs. Their lack of accessibility and acquisitive commission structures have made the art world only more challenging for the creators. Her two intentions are to be in favour of artists, while being the platform where real artists meet real buyers.
The gallery displays up to nine artists of different styles and genres rotating every two years. This creates an opportunity for the new upcoming artists and for the gallery to only work with the best emerging artists, allowing each to gain the exposure they require and at the same time enabling the buyers to invest in carefully curated pieces. Cicek will also organise online auctions and pop-up exhibitions at various locations.
Each artist and their work are carefully calculated and valued for art collectors to invest in, considering the artist value will increase over time. The gallery’s shop offers high quality limited edition prints, t-shirts and tote bags of unique prints giving anyone the opportunity to own a piece of their favourite artist. Our shop includes premium products made from organic, sustainable, ethical and climate neutral materials. All shop items help support the gallery and the artists of the prints.
Special thanks to our sponsors Simmons & Simmons, The Earth Vision charity, FAD Magazine.