Güler Çağlar's "Reflections from Mesopotamia" meets with art lovers at Pirosmani Art Gallery from 11 to 21 April 2012.
The night is also a sun, says a thinker. If we change the saying a bit, we can say the past is also the present. If we go a bit further, the past, the present and the future are the same thing. We can call it a "single time". The artist, in this exhibition, bases her paintings on this consubstantiality and correspondance. In the exhibition, time, space, harmony and the figure are symbolized and merged through improvisation and associations.
In these canvases, there are no perspectives. There are transitions, created by extraordinary courage, between plots. These transitions, just like a rainbow, links the richess in the painting to one another. These paintings are integrated with the most fertile civilizations of history, Mesopotomian civilizations.
Güler used seal stamps, frescoes, altars, birds, hybrid creatures, figures of God, griffins, winged disks, mythological and astrological symbols and added the wealth of three-dimensionality to her pictures. While these materials and figures were getting used, the creative mind risked itself with an extraordinary courage, and created a connotations-filled painting atmosphere.
When looked through this frame, Güler has the eyes and hands
of Babylonian Seal Master. These paintings and the seals are
not two seperate things, but two faces of one thing. When
thought like this, these paintings sing the song of eternity
behind the holographic outlines. When you can add yourself to
the emphaty of this, an artistic integrity can be created with
a symphony of endless synchronicities on a kaleidoscope
screen. These paintings, can tear apart the curtains of
present and create a new universe of meaning with all the
horizons of existence as its ornaments
Place: PİROSMANİ ART GALLERY
Exhibition Duration: From 11th to 21st of April, 2012
Address: Istiklal ave. Turnacibasi st. 11/A Beyoğlu, Istanbul 34433 ISTANBUL