Artwork of the Week
Güneş Terkol expresses the reflections of her childhood memories in her series 'Hu Hu Hu Hu' dated 2020. In this work in particular and in general, she focuses on different states of womanhood and blends it with nature. This series of works, consisting of painting and stitching on different sizes of fabric, is inspired by lullabies. Terkol brings together dreams, memories, and perceptions. The references of these stories are myths and the experiences of others. Terkol anonymizes the cotton-permeable tulle, which is often used as a greenhouse cover or canopy in her works, an object that has a different meaning or function for everyone. Transparency, through the tulle material, refers both to its clarity and to the narrative between imagination and reality. The fact that they take different shapes according to space and light increases the power of her installations. This 15-piece fabric series last met with art lovers at the 'Dreams, Truths' exhibition curated by Melike Bayık at the historical Casa Botter on Istiklal Street in Beyoğlu.
News of the Week
Güneş Terkol's new exhibition 'Cabin Fantastic' at Ferda Art Platform presents the works the artist produced at Art Explora, the Paris-based residency program where she spent six months in 2023. In addition to these, the exhibition also includes her recent works that have not been exhibited before, recently produced in Istanbul. The plastic and conceptual equivalent of the term 'patchwork' is visible in the artist's works. She is particularly inspired by the women she collaborated with during her stay in Paris. The main material of the exhibition is the tulle floating in the air, a material identified with Güneş Terkol, which changes its state and condition according to the space it enters and becomes almost a second skin of the artist. In addition, her sewing works on fabric titled "Dream Diary", which resemble tarot cards, are among the other works that draw attention. You can visit the exhibition at FAP in Ralli Apartment in Teşvikiye until December 20.
Artist of the Week
Güneş Terkol was born in Ankara in 1981. After graduating from the Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts at Mimar Sinan University, she completed her graduate studies in interdisciplinary art at Yıldız Technical University. Her painting works are exhibited in many exhibitions and competitions. Her short films are shown at various festivals. In Terkol's works, there are references to the Modern, Post-Impressionist French painter Henri Matisse, who also produced 'cut-out' works. In her works, she tends towards spot production coming from the collage-patchwork effect, and while doing this, Terkol chooses self-expressive colors. Since 2005, in addition to her artistic endeavors, she has been working on collaborative projects with Ha Za Vu Zu and GuGuOu artist communities, believing in the great importance of collective work and coming together with a common goal. The artist, who has participated in many residency programs abroad, is entitled to go to the Venice Biennale in April 2024 with the support of SAHA.