The exhibit; named “Somewhere” by İsmet Değirmenci, will be presented to viewers from April 29 at Milli Reasürans Art Gallery.
Following his graduation in 1991 from the Department of Sculpture of the Fine Arts Faculty of Marmara University, Değirmenci had his first solo exhibit in 1994.
The artist, who renders states of nature through metaphor in his works, in this exhibit uses expressionist abstract imagery to render what can perhaps be deemed as being in the very center of nature and internalizing it, purification, recollection, returning to the self and a renewed vantage point. With the awareness of being a painter and the value he attributes to painting, İsmet Değirmenci is an artist who chooses to settle the score with sincerety the experiences of his own life.
İsmet Değirmenci’s paintings, which make reference to the transformation of nature, are the experimental data not of an imaginative visualization, but of a spiritual internalization. The act of illustrating nature has to do with the transformation of a physical fact into a sensory event.
As mentioned before with regard to his prior works in his previous exhibitions; “…as the human being is one who not only perceives but also operates, how much longer will the human continue to treat nature, which he confronts and is a part of, as an object of his desire? Is there not a need for a creative distance, a remoteness? Until our own reticence meets the silence of nature, it doesn’t appear that this greed or this haste will be overcome.” İsmet Değirmenci creates a picture of this haste and greed.
Ümit İnatçı’s description of the works of Değirmenci: “A painting is the surface of a dialogue established by the artist with himself and his city. Pieces of newspapers positioned beneath transparent layers as if sensing a slippery and flowing base aren’t merely used as a synthetic element of completion. We are able to feel how memory is defeated by forgetfulness in the face of misused time, and the impact which forgetfulness leaves on our daily lives.”
The exhibit is open for viewing from April 29 through May 30 at Milli Reasürans Art Gallery, Teşvikiye.>> Current Exhibition >> All Exhibitions