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20 artists from Turkey will submit works to 12 Cm art exhibition

20 artists from Turkey will submit works this year to 12 Cm art exhibition organized for over twenty years in Spain, France and Portugal. The only rule of the international exhibition is that the works to be submitted should not exceed 12 centimeters in width, length or height. Famous painter Ahmet Özel, who participated in the exhibition with his 4 works, said: “The exhibition tells about the journey of the work of art, which is his production, which carries the spirit of the artist in it.”

20 artists from Turkey will submit works to 12 Cm art exhibition

20 artists from Turkey will submit works this year to ‘12 Cm’ art exhibition organized France and Portugal. Famous painter Ahmet Özel, who participated in the exhibition with his 4 works, made evaluations about the exhibition. Painter Özel said, “The art work produced basically contains the feelings and thoughts of the artist. However, after the production phase, the work achieves its aura of real effect and emotion when it meets the audience. The eyes, the viewers that the work encounters in local and various geographies, by absorbing the inner waves of emotion of the work, enlarge the effect and emotion area of the painting. The exhibition predicts this purpose.”
 
“MY STUDIES TAKE THE TOPIC OF HUMAN SHELTERS”
 
Speaking about the 12 centimeter size limitation of the exhibition, Faculty member of Istanbul Gelisim University (IGU) Faculty of Fine Arts (GSF) Graphic Design Department Painter Asst. Prof. Dr.  Ahmet Özel said: “I usually produce large-scale works. In this respect, I thought I might have difficulties in production. However, this did not happen. I think that I was able to express my own artistic expression without difficulty in the works I participated in with these and similar small sized works. My general concept in my painting adventure starting from the 90's until today is about the universe, human and the search for identity. Sometimes I use forms that contain the person to express the person without him. In recent years, I have also produced works dealing with ceremonies on the blessing of more people. These works of mine are about the shelters where people take shelter. Therefore, I named the works as Shelter 1, Shelter 2, Shelter 3, Shelter 4.” diye konuştu.
 
Pointing out that works to be exhibited in Turkey will be new works meeting the previous works exhibited in Spain, Portugal and France Özel said: “In these countries major art galleries and spaces met with visitors and works attracted wide attention in the countries where they were exhibited.”
 
Artists attending to the exhibition from Turkey, which will be available to attend with the appointment taken until February 28 within the scope of Covid-19 measures, includes following names:
 
Kadir Akyol, Meryem Arıcan, Figen Batı, Füsun Çağlayan, Nuray Çetin, Yücel Dönmez, İclal Erentürk, Burçin Erdi, Berna Erkün, Onur Fendoğlu, Bahri Genç, Işıl Güleçyüz, Müfit İşler, Atila Kanbir, Şükrü Karakuş, Fazilet Kendirci, Bahar Kocaman, Temur Köran, Ahmet Özel, Ruşen Eşref Yılmaz.

Edited date: 17.02.2021
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