Ana Perez Grassano • Pembe Tüzüner • Tina Varon
29 March – 22 April 2016
EKAV / Education, Culture and Research Foundation welcomes in its exhibition titled “Free Feelings” presenting the works of painter, architect Ana Perez Grassano and sculptors Pembe Tüzüner and Tina Varon at Ekavart Gallery on 29 March – 22 April 2016.
Three women artists, in paintings and sculptures they created with free feelings, realize different temporalities and rhythms of artists in the context of interrelations between the viewer, life and art. Their works are based on compositions compelling a curiosity about the stories lying behind them. Here is the works in the words of the artist:
Ana Perez Grassano; Ana’s artworks are an intense journey into the past. Rooted in her Argentinian upbringing, there are deep secrets to be unraveled under the richness and colorful fierceness of the oil paint. Despite this, such pictorial thickness betrays. Here and there a few hints are left, words apart, fragile silhouettes, regrets, unexpected collages. Perez Grassano brushes away the past by inundating it with light, re-appropriates it by smothering it beneath accumulation, neutralizes it through abstraction. In so doing, the artist finds “joy”, “faith” and “hope”.
Pembe Tüzüner; Like in my previous exhibition, I used birds as symbols of various struggles performed by human beings towards achieving freedoms which is their natural right. Their will to flatter their wings to reach their targets in the sky and their visual aesthetic states inspired me in thinking about the obstacles in front of the way to freedom. In these works, I formed compositions using bronze, wood and iron welding techniques in order to express my ideas. And thus my birds are the ones who want to fly to attain freedom, love, respect, tolerance, to unmask the deception…
Tina Varon; In my previous exhibition, I made totems to emphasize that we, human beings have always been the same throughout centuries regarding feelings, that our needs and quests didn’t change, and that we still attribute surreal meanings to the nature, ornaments and sculptures. In this exhibition, I continued with totems based on a similar thought. With those surrealist dolls, I wanted to accentuate that the powers we seek for are in children, in babies, and that the real miracle lie inside them. While children become individuals they show us the innocence and deterioration; white and black; angel and devil. In fact, the power we look for is in the innocent kid inside us.
You can watch the exhibition on Turkey’s first online art television: www.ekavart.tv
- Ekavart Gallery is a non-profit establishment under EKAV. All the income earned through exhibitions is granted students as scholarships who are receiving art education.