Grup "Gökova" 04.10. - 13.10. 2013
is a group of artists that consists of people from the
surrounding villages. They work under the
instruction of Teoman Ata, a painter and art
teacher. Group work started in October 2012. Due to the
winter season, they began their studies inside the
They worked on still life, designs and by standing
as a model for each other. In sunny weather they go out
to the coffeeshops on the riverside and paint pictures
of boats and coastal landscapes.
Teoman Ata says, “We live in a region that makes you
think, I wish I'd be a painter, in any direction I
turn my head I could make pictures of the scenery, a
tree, a mountain, the sea" .
The group members share the same feelings and actively
support natural life and environmental protection as
environmentally very sensitive activists. With their
pictures of the region they want to make a mark in the
history of the natural environment. Teoman Ata, who is
always with them, says with a smile "a good picture
needs a solid layout".
Their understanding of work has changed from having fun
in a hobby to serious work. On one hand
excitedly drawing and painting in an interactive manner,
on the other hand they investigate the adventure
of painting in Turkey and in the world.
They are also understanding the masters from making
copies of their work and putting effort in reading
their works. As swimming can't be learned withoutjumping
into the water, they do not hesitate to draw the
most sophisticated issues. Starting with oil, they go on
to try to tame the most difficult
materials. Then again they go back to patterns,
compositions, lines, spots and so on.
Now they all experience, that by hard work, anybody
who is interested could become a painter, an artist. The
creative part will change according to the talent of the
This group exhibition will be their first
exhibition.In the near future, they aim to open
exhibitions in the environment and cities, even in İzmir,
Ankara or İstanbul