Aia Sofia Coverley Turan’s works picture everyday elements, abstract emotions, and identity complexes. Through different media such as bronze, clay, textile, and drawing, she approaches an understanding of surface and space. The different media correspond with each other, they shape and influence the process. Drawings become sketches for bronze reliefs, and textile installations picture motives that are repeated in other contexts. It is especially the sculpture and the relief that are focal points in Aia Sofia Coverley Turan’s practice. They are starting points for her investigations of materials. She is interested in classical sculpture, its build-up, and effects, but also its abstract modifications, how figuration and space can be created in new ways and occur through very subtle means.
Aia Sofia Coverley Turan works intuitively and personally with her art. Here, she searches for ways of non-verbal communication, just like she continually tries to materialize memories and stories in her motives. Often, it is simple elements in a sculpture that can represent greater narratives. The work titles contribute to creating associations too. Conflicts and ambivalences concerning origin, childhood games and social events, retellings about lost or forgotten cultures and traditions that can seem so distant yet present.
Aia Sofia Coverley Turan (1994, DK) graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Arts in 2019. She has studied at Accademia de Belle Arti Perugia in Italy, and she has been a guest teacher at Jyderup Art School, Krabbesholm Art School, and the project Home at Art. She has exhibited her works at Simian, Four Boxes, Arcway Nightlands Connector, C4 Projects, Richard Winther’s House, and KØS Museum of art in public space, among others. Aia Sofia Coverley Turan’s works are part of Copenhagen Municipal’s collection, and she has done commissioned work for Danish Industry.