Irmak Canevi (b. 1971, Ankara, Turkey) received his BA in painting at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, and an MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design, also in painting. His process has its origin in an ongoing activity: the rigorous redecoration of his studio. Organization and placement of its content inform a diverse body of work that is reflective of the goings-on in the workplace. Content in passage is suspended and entrapped to make still-lives, which then become souvenirs from a singular time and place. He grows worlds that are places of conflict, transformation, and refuge for experimentation and play. He plays and play makes work.