See Tezhip specialist Nagihan Seymour’s new art show The Golden Ratio’ at The Lightbox in Surrey

Following her previous successful solo exhibitions in 2017 and 2021, British Turkish artist Nagihan Seymour returns to The Lightbox with a brand new show, ‘The Golden Ratio’.

According to the press notes, “the Golden Ratio”, also known as Phi, is a special number which can be seen across the universe from living systems to inanimate objects and from the micro to the macroscale.

Through the Golden Ratio, Nagihan Seymour “brings nature and the natural world to life in her designs and creates compositions that are organic, balanced, and visually pleasing.”

A trademark of Nagihan’s artwork is simplifying and stylising the infinite complexity of the natural world around us and applying that in her patterns and designs.

Her paintings, which are free hand drawn, are symmetrical designs consisting of naturalistic floral ornamentation or patterns with simple expression.

The artwork incorporates 11 to 24 carat gold, complimented with acrylic, gouache, and watercolour paints on handmade and treated papers.

Nagihan has established a name in Tezhip — the art of illumination and sacred geometry.

Although originally a materials engineer, she has practiced this art since her university years, studying traditional arts in her hometown of Istanbul. After her first solo exhibition at The Lightbox in 2017, she became a full-time artist painting and creating ceramics from her studio in Egham, Surrey.

Exhibition details

Nagihan Seymour: The Golden Ratio

Date: Saturday 14 January 2023 to 02 April 2023

Time: Tues, Wed, Thurs*, Fri, and Sat: 10.30am – 5.00pm; Sun: 11.00am – 4.00pm

* For Lightbox Lates – click here for details 

Venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA

Admission: £9.50 Day Pass (Lightbox Members and Under 21s Free). No Pre-booking required. For more info, visit the Lightbox website