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The Radiant Macrocosm of an Imperishable Optimism Shapes, contours and forms slowly start to appear, amidst the eccentric mix of colours. The surfaces of the artworks come to life, reflecting Bilge’s extensive experience. Feelings, memories, joyful events or moments of sorrow appear from the past. The fluid forms crystallise in a dense texture of many portraits, some more evident, others hidden deep within the composition. From a more profound analysis, the viewer distinguishes the intricacy of the composition and perceives different “interpretation levels” that overlap on the pictorial background. Faces that become the surface itself and masks that include other small characters, in a labyrinth of emotions, perspectives and parallel realities that embody a continuous struggle between memory and soul that want to escape from the artwork. The artist claims: “The transformation series is a metaphor for life. [...] For me all life is like a painting and in this series, I use colour as the material of life energy. I mix the colours into fluid and dynamic patterns to symbolise the transformations that occur during any life journey.”

Timothy Warrington International Confederation of Art Critics

‘Transformation‘, 2014 Oil / Mixed media on board, 130x173cm 75

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Gültekin Bilge - The Compelling Unveiling of Souls  

Gültekin Bilge - The Compelling Unveiling of Souls