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The Irrepressible Strength of the Innermost Unknown Elena Foschi Art Historian

In “Beautiful Seeds of Destruction” and “Inner Life” series, Bilge relies entirely on a wonderful play of contrasts. The artist demonstrates a profound awareness of the impact he generates in the spectators’ minds and in fact the subjects of the artworks is full of imagination, metaphors and inner restlessness. The focal point of the paintings become an oasis where everything begins, a dense area from which a powerful centripetal force radiates. This original element provides the first impulse to everything that surrounds it. Be it the simplest human cell, a beating heart, a cancer that destroys from the inside or a developing plague in a modern society, this essence inexorably transforms whatever surrounds it, sometimes devouring and engulfing vitality, and sometimes having the opposite effect, releasing energy and harmonising the surrounding turmoil. Bilge’s use of colour to enliven his painting is exceptional: colours embedded within colours, in a vortex of pure tones; the brush strokes are not simply pigments, but they come from a state of mind.

‘Flow of Life and Death‘, 2010 Oil / Mixed media on board, 71x88cm 41

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Gültekin Bilge - The Compelling Unveiling of Souls  

Gültekin Bilge - The Compelling Unveiling of Souls