The Sinistry is a collaborative partnership between fashion designer Izzet Ers and fine artist Bert Gilbert. Both Gilbert and Ersare Central St Martins graduates, with collectively 30 years of working experience in luxury fashion and contemporary art.
A collaborative, conceptual, cross-cultural, multi disciplinary art project producing sculptural wearable art pieces, object d’art and installation.
Fearless experimentation with old and new disciplines in art and fashion
Connecting the audience with the art piece as well as the art of making.
nspired by Jungian concepts of psychoanalysis, seeking to explore and represent the union of the male and female; a so called ‘syzygy’ and the resulting alchemy that can be obtained in this union.
Their work explores the use of traditional making techniques within a conceptual framework of contemporary fine art practice.
Bert Gilbert is a British multidisciplinary artist (CSM) making artefact, installation, wardrobe and performance examining Mircea Eliade's concept of rediscovering 'Sacred History’
Shortlisted for: Solo AWARD (2018) Aesthetica Art prize (2018), Charlie Smith Anthology (2017) and the Ashurst emerging art prize (2017).
Recent shows: Space Studios (2017, UK) , The Center Cannot Hold', (2017 Istanbul) curated by Suzanne Ergeran with Jake and Dinos Chapman, Sarah Crowner, Jason Martin,Gunes Terkol, Izzet Ers, Hayv Kahraman, Ali Emir Tapan, Roni Horn. The work was bought by a number of private collectors.
Art residency, Directional Forces @ Trinity Buoy Wharf, UEL. (2016 UK)
Art residency, Directional Forces @ Artoll Bedburg-Hau Germany UEL.(2016)
Art residency @ Mad agency. LA SIRA, Asineres sur Seine. (2015 Paris)
She has worked prolifically across the worlds of art, fashion, music and film for clients such as CODA MUSIC, PETSHOP BOYS, THE CURE, COCO DE MER, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, BT, CHILDLINE, TERRY DE HAVILLAND, VANS, WOLFORD, NET A PORTER, NOKI, NHS, TOPSHOP, REEBOK, ARTS COUNCIL, SELFRIDGES, STYLO ROUGE, ROISIN MURPHY, DEPECHE MODE, MARILYN MANSON, WILLIAM ORBIT, DINOS CHAPMAN, MARISSA TOMEI, DAVID THEWLIS, JET, STING,BOB GEODOLF, LANA DEL REY, SCISSOR SISTERS, MARK MOORE, HOWARD MARKS.
After graduating from Central St Martin’s, Izzet Ers joined Hockley to create in-house collections in collaboration with British designers Matthew Williamson, Giles Deacon, Clements Riberio and Stuart Vevers. Gaining vast experience working with top designers as well as learning trade secrets from Hockley’s highly skilled master furriers made him mix creativity with tradition. In his 10 year tenure as Creative Director, Izzet Ers transformed the Hockley’s image and product by blending heritage with technology and innovation, introducing new ideas and techniques to create new colours, textures and shapes.During this time he also collaborated with designers such as Christopher Kane, Roksanda Ilincic, Erdem, Jonathan Saunders, Richard Nicoll, Luella Bartley, Jean Pierre Braganza and many others on their fur creations.
‘The Center Cannot Hold’, Istanbul (2017)
curated by Suzanne Egeran featuring the artists: Jake & Dinos Chapman, Sarah Crowner, Jason Martin and Hayv Kahraman, Gunes Terkol Bert Gilbert & Izzet Ers
Did you eat Yoko Ono? Carvall Showroom. London (2018)