Los Art Gallery participated in Art Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair (1 – 4 / 12 / 2016)
SUMMER 2016 incompatible ceasefires. We are happy to inform you, that LOS ART GALLERY in SYMI island, Greece, has been opened for the new summer season 2016, presenting a vast number of modern , contemporary art works and a handmade sculpture jewellery collection of Tanimanidis. Among other artists we presend:, AMELADIOTIS,AVGEROS,AVGERIS,BACHARIDIS,BEUYS,BERKE,BOVIATSOU, BECHRAKI, CHRISTODOULIDES, COULENTIANOS, DEKOULAKOS, DAVVETAS, DERMAN, FAZOS, FOKAS,FRAGOULIDOU, GUNESTEKIN,GOLFINOS GARUDIS,ILIADIS, ΚATSIPANOS, KATZOYRAKIS,KESSANLIS, LASSITHIOTAKIS, LEKAKIS, MANOYSAKIS, ΜΥΤΑRAS, MASAAKI,NOMIDOU, NODA, MICHAELEDES, MARIJANOVIC, PAVLOS, POLYMERIS, POULIOS,PANAGIOTIDIS,PAPADOPERAKIS, RUSINOVA. SKOYLOS,STATIRI, STOIDIS, SAVAIDI, TANIMANIDIS,TOLIS, THEODOROS,TSOCLIS, VAKIRTZIS, VASILIOU ,VERNIKOY, XONOGLOU, ZOUMPOULAKIS, ΖΟΥΝI.
ART EXHIBITION: 2 JULY-20 AUGUST, AHMET GUNESTEKIN , paintings
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Ahmet Güneştekin Paintings LOS ART GALLERY SYMI / ARTFORUM GALLERYJuly 2 – August 20, 2016
Los Art Gallery presents paintings by Ahmet Güneştekin in a summer exhibition, which revolves around the notions of mythology and history. The art works manifest Güneştekin’s unique aesthetics that is to convert mythological narratives into abstract imagery.Güneştekin’s paintings can be described as an interpretation of the legends and myths from Anatolian, Mesopotamian and Greek civilizations. By distributing the oil paints into vertical and horizontal bands, he accentuates the elements those are characteristic of the mythological subjects of each art work.The geometrical motif, a recurrent element in his art that represents the sun, which reveals itself through the sunlight that rises up from the left side of the canvas, reference the symbolism in the myriad myths and legends. Pegasus the Sun Traveller and Persistence of Zeus as all art works in this show are inscribed in this conceptual framework.Güneştekin offers visitors an immersion in ancient mythology whose imagery and significance reveals the myths and legends trespassing geographical borders testifying to the common roots of different cultures. His artworks refer to the contradiction between good and bad, war and peace, and to the affinity between the ancient deities, people and cultures whilst myths and legends embroidered in the background to the present day.
ABOUT AHMET GÜNEŞTEKİN
Inspired by legends of ancient civilizations established in Anatolia, Greece and Mesopotamia, Ahmet Güneştekin crafts abstract works that highlight main issues of the modern life.After founding his first studio in Beyoğlu, he experimented to disclose his own understanding of aesthetics and disregarded all other traditional methods of painting. In his first expansive exhibition Colors after Darkness, held in Atatürk Culture Centre in 2003, his works aroused wide interest.Ahmet Güneştekin explored stories, myths and legends embedded in the collective memory of Anatolia in his documentary In the Footsteps of Sun aired on Turkish Radio Television in 2005. The main themes of his signature works were stemmed from the narrations he unearthed during these research trips over 5 years. During those years, he organized painting workshops for children of the towns and villages he visited.After joining Marlborough Gallery in 2013, simultaneously with the 55th International Venice Art Biennale, Güneştekin launched Momentum of Memory which remarked the first stepping stone of his recognition in the international art world.Ahmet Güneştekin: Recent Paintings at Marlborough Gallery in New York was a turning point for the artist. Güneştekin’s works started to be introduced to international collectors and academics in outstanding art centres of the world such as New York, Hong Kong, Madrid, Venice, Monaco and Amsterdam. His works continued to be displayed in a wide range of international contemporary art fairs, such as Arco Madrid, The Armory Show, Art Breda, Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Basel Miami and Art Market Budapest.In 2015, simultaneously with the 56th International Venice Art Biennale, Güneştekin’s Million Stone by Marlborough Gallery included works based on cultural history and social gender. Marlborough Gallery continues to exhibit artist’s works in the permanent collections in its galleries in Barcelona, Madrid, Monaco and New York.Donald Kuspit, Matthew Drutt, Daniel Giralt – Miracle, Achille Bonito Oliva, Beral Madra, Johannes Odenthal, Bertjan ter Braak, Yalçın Sadak, Stéphanie Pioda and Gülseli İnal were among the international art historians and curators of the exhibitions.