(15.07. - 24.07. 2011)
Hatice Önal was born 1956 in Burdur. She
visited the primary school in Izmir and a middle school in Germany.
She graduated from the Faculty for Economy and Administration in
1992 and was educated in banking, which she abandoned after some
years of working for an education in painting.
She started to paint in Şeref Bigali’s atelier in the
year 1988 and worked between 1997-2003 in the workshop of the 4. Boyut (4th
Dimension) Art Group. She cooperated with the painters Soner Göksay and Ali
Koçak. Today she works in her own atelier.
The artist participated in various group exhibitions and
has also showed her work in seven personal exhibitions.
“Creativity is the greatest supporter on the road to the
soul’s own integrity. It helps the hidden self to unite with the universal soul,
the divine being. It is a known fact, that humanity would have never reached
today’s level without the investigative spirits of the near and distant past.
Not the said but rather the hidden messages of a work of art make out its value.
People think they would not be understood if they did not expose their entire
knowledge, whereas it is the mysterious that awakens interest and makes sense.
The subconscious desires of creative people are hidden in
their work. I reflect my deep ethical understanding, my concerns and
expectations concerning my existence in the images and themes of my work as far
as I can, yet I think that I can not really express my feelings and my
creativity with my abstract forms and colours.
All of us should turn to our inner selves, discovering
anew the concepts we already possess like conscious, love, mercy, virtue,
benevolence, courage and honesty. Thus we can live the 2.Renaissance of our
inner world. Art or rather creativity makes our lives significant. Besides death
we can reach the divine solely through creativity.”
February 2006, TCDDY Museum and Gallery, Izmir
11.11.- 2.12.2006, The Marmara Hotel, Bodrum
27.1.- 11.12.2006 Konak Municipality, Dr. Selahattin Akçiçek Culture Center,
12.7- 25.7.2007 JazzNow Art Gallery, Bodrum
6.6.- 13.06.2008 Municipality Art Gallery, Bodrum
19.6.- 27.06.2009 Nail Çakırhan Halet Çambel Culture and Art House, Akyaka
18.9.- 30.09.2010 Dibeklihan Art Gallery, Bodrum
of the opening