Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

In Vino Veritas (The Truth is in the wine)
Colored pencil on paper, 40 x 30 cm.

Another year to leave behind us. Get close to your loved ones, remember your friends and your family. Pick up the phone and call or send a card at least, if you cannot be there this time. Drink wine to celebrate and enjoy the nice meals. Wish you the best in year 2012. Thanks for stopping by...

Friday, October 7, 2011

Quid est veritas

‘‘Quid est veritas’’ What is truth?
Oil painting and mixed media on canvas - 60 x 100 cm - 2011

What really matters to us in this life? Did you ever ask this question to yourselves? We all have difficulties to find the right answer of this simple question, don't we? In this painting, the latin proverb says "Quid est veritas" (What is the truth?). Hopefully at some point in our lives, we can find the answer. Maybe we all know the answer or there is no answer at all...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rarum est Carum

Rare things are valuable is the meaning of this anonimous Latin saying. It's true that not all of us can get some precious things in this world. But we can not take them with us when we die neighter. If you worked hard and earned your money enjoy it now! Don't be greedy share it and make yourself and others happy! Because life is too short for little games.

Rarum est carum (Rare things are valuable)
Oil painting and mixed media on canvas - 74 x 93 cm - 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Nulla rosa sine spinis

“Nulla rosa sine spinis” There is no rose without spine

Oil painting and mixed media on canvas - 81 x 100 cm - 2011

Seeking symbolic meaning of the rose we can look at the ancient beliefs, in which rose expresses promise, new beginnings, passion and desire. This beauty is contrasted with its thorns which represents defense, physicality, loss, dissapointment.

In this latin saying “Nulla Rosa sine spinis” – (There is no rose without thorn) tells us that whatever we really wanted so badly that precious thing, for sure will give us some headache in some point of our life. If you are special person who has passion for an achievement and you know now nothing comes easy…

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Exhibition Videoclip

Hi All,
“Ars Longa Vita Brevis” ( Art is long life is short,), My solo exhibition has ended on April 30th. The whole experience was very good for me and I am very happy that my artworks met with their art enthusiasts and now some left with their new admirers to hang on their new places…

If you missed the exhibition, here it’s the videoclip! Enjoy and please feel free to leave comments.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Exhibition Info

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Time doesn't wait for no one; another busy weekend is gone... I received all the promotional materials for my exhibition. The exhibition will take place at Odakule Sanat Galerisi, 142 Istiklal Street, Beyoglu, Istanbul. The time period will be 6 April - 30 April and the gallery will be open between 11:00 am - 18:00 pm everyday(except Sundays). I hope you enjoy the show...
Please feel free to post a comment here afterwards, Thanks.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Countdown for Solo Show!

Hi Everyone!

It has been for a while since my last post, I have to admit that I really missed blogging and sharing my art with you. As I had mentioned you on my October post about my gallery's request of 10 more oil paintings made me pretty occupied for last 4 months.
Finally I finished the artworks and now I am counting down the days for the opening. My Solo Show "Ars Longa, Vita Brevis" (Art is long, life is short) will be at "Odakule Art Gallery" in Istanbul. I will show total of 39 pieces of artworks. I don't want to put my latest works here until the opening but you have seen already work in progress of "Acta est fibula" (So ends the story) last year on May so this seems fare...
I will give you more detailed info these coming days, please come back to check my blog, thanks.
Have an artsy and happy day, because "Ars Longa, Vita Brevis"...

“Acta est fibula” So ends the story
Oil painting on canvas - 34 x 40 cm - 2010