(10.09. - 19.09. 2010)
ago these four artists worked together in Kayıhan Keskinok's Art and
Manufacturing Studio 25 and stayed in contact ever since. Later they founded
the Group 16 together with other painters. After that, they founded a new
group for themselves and called it "Dalga"(Wave). They opened group exhibitions as
well as showing their work individually. Their tutor Kayıhan Keskinok once
said about them: "Their willpower has lead them into the cul-de-sacs of the
difficulties in art. But they never faltered, it woke up their creative
tendencies, and they reflected these onto the world of their paintings. They
worked with the best developed basic techniques of historical progressive
art and painting. Their joy never ceased, on the contrary it flared."
Our artists are happy to open an exhibition in their beloved Akyaka this
year and are looking forward to meet Akyaka's art lovers…
She usually paints cats. Her cat portraits are as far away as possible from
photographic images. She strives to catch the cats' feelings and the
softness of the pastel colours underlines her efforts. Yet, the artist's
landscapes and still-lives are brought before our eyes in the same manner,
using the same language and have a similar appeal.
She is always seeking the new. She does not hold onto anything but never
gives up on people and grey tones. She says about her last work: "My aim was
to tell about life, beginning with a fig tree." Her sound character is
reflected in her work. Her compositions consist of drawing- like figures
momentarily bound together to create one, whole impression.
One of the group's most colourful characters, all facets of her being are
found on her canvasses. Dozens of colours and her authentic brush strokes
make her paintings extremely conspicuous and appealing. Her subjects are
flowers in all colours of the rainbow and, of course, cockerels.
She draws women, undoes them, renews them, until she can finally bring them
alive. The women of her paintings are free beings. Their heads and long
necks are reaching up into the air and they are barelegged. If dressed they
freely make use of women's fetishes. Not to distract the viewer from these
expressions, she works mostly in shades of grey.