Celebrities | Ünlüler
Celebrities is an exhibition featuring world reknown personalities and artists that became icons, reinterpreted by artists.
These famous people become elements of popular culture and set global trends with their appearances, acts and quotes, be it intentionally or unintentionally.
Art50.net artists Ayna, Betül Aytaç, Genco Gülan and Hadra Tanrıverdi present to artlovers some new interpretations of these celebrities in the form of painting, print, serigraphy and photography.
Ayna uses graffiti and paste-up technique departing from popular quotes and icons, also embedding light in his art through lightboxand neon. He exhibited his works in public spaces outside of Istanbul including Lebanon, Germany and Pakistan, aiming at making the viewers see these reflections in their own lives as well.
Genco Gülan whose own body frequently becomes part of his art appears before our eyes as Salvador Dali. Reinterpreting celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Van Gogh with two pairs of eyes he distorts perception and updates our memory by giving new identities to these characters, as in Miki.
Betül Aytaç creates digital collages and prints them as serigraphies. Looking more closely at the monochrome characters she installs on them as reliefs, one notices that each of their components belongs to another celebrity. Monroe’s lips, Dali’s eyes, David’s body…
Hadra Tanrıverdi intervenes in the celebrity images that she transforms into non-celebrities. In the two works from the Inner Row series featured in this exhibition she rearranges the portraits of two very well known female artists and renders them ordinary. The sharp lines in her canvases point to the fact that these women are actually like everyone else, although the media treats them as commodities or divinities.
Art50.net wishes to extend its gratitude to the Avantgarde Collection for their support.
Avantgarde Collection Yalikavak visiting information :
17 July-30 September 2015
Days : Can be visited every day of the week.
Venue: Küdür Mevkii ,Sehit Engin Buyuksoylemez Cad. Yalıkavak
Tel: + 90 252 385 3765