Art as an experience

 

NAZAN GUNAY

 

email: nazonazan@myartline.info

 

 

Nazan paints images of peace and conflicts, thriving on the everyday violence and frustration that is the Middle East... Trying to turn the volatile life she lives, into something that is positive. Trying to bring happiness and peace into the lives of people, through her artwork...

 

 

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She explains her motives for painting as follows; “The object of my artworks and the driving force behind every art work I create is to share my awe and love of energy we call “ life”. Contrasts bring about destruction, change and transformation. Life , like water, finds a way to move on through everything . My paintings can be explained as still frames of this eternal moment of transformation. Chaos and energy are hung in the midst of emptiness or stability, balancing each other.

 

 

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Acrylic and oil washes symbolize mobility and life , while vague figures fade into abstraction in layers of color and debris very much like memories and history.
Tree trunks , pebbles , cloths represent our marks into time and space, the trophies and leftovers of our experiences.

Technically, my paintings are created with autonomous imagery. Washes of color , energy and various materials like pebbles , cloth , wood , acrylic and aluminium and copper metals , mingled with expressionistic line to create glimpses of forms , caught in an act of transformation.”

 

 

 

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Nazan paints images of peace and conflicts, thriving on the everyday violence and frustration that is the Middle East... Trying to turn the volatile life she lives, into something that is positive. Trying to bring happiness and peace into the lives of people, through her artwork.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in painting from the Hacettepe University, School of Fine Arts in Ankara, Turkey. She started exhibiting her works in art galleries in 1994. Her paintings are owned by private and corporate collections ,i.e Sheraton Hotel Ankara and John Hopkins Hospital İstanbul , as well as the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art in Istanbul, Turkey.

She explains her motives for painting as follows;
“The object of my artworks and the driving force behind every art work I create is to share my awe and love of energy we call “ life”.
Contrasts bring about destruction, change and transformation. Life , like water, finds a way to move on through everything . My paintings can be explained as still frames of this eternal moment of transformation.
Chaos and energy are hung in the midst of emptiness or stability, balancing each other.

 

 

 

 

 

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Nazan Günay was born in Eskisehir, Turkey. She is the daughter of renown Turkish Historian and teacher of İslamic Studies, İsmet Parmaksızoğlu. Her Works are mixed media, abstract Works . She currently resides and works in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey, where she continues to teach and produce artworks.Acrylic and oil washes symbolize mobility and life , while vague figures fade into abstraction in layers of color and debris very much like memories and history.

Tree trunks , pebbles , cloths represent our marks into time and space, the trophies and leftovers of our experiences.
Technically, my paintings are created with autonomous imagery. Washes of color , energy and various materials like pebbles , cloth , wood , acrylic and aluminum and copper metals link , mingle with expressionistic line to create glimpses of forms , caught in an act of transformation.”

 

 

 

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Some of Her Exhibitions Are;

 

 

2016 Güray  First Undergraound MUSEUM of ART  AVANOS NEVŞEHİR

2015 H.G.C Galery of Art   Gümüşlük BODRUM

2014   ARES Gallery Of Art Istanbul

2008 Contemporary '08 İstanbul

2008 Fırca Arthouse and Gallery ,
2008 Museum of Art and Sculptures Art Exihibition Ankara
2007 ART Forum Mersin
2007 Art Bosphorus Feshane, İstanbul
2007 United Artist’s Art Exihibition , Çağdaş Sanatlar Merkezi Ankara 2005 University of Bilkent ” Incommunicativeness” .Ankara
2005 ARTFORUM, Ankara
2004 Hacı Bektaş Festivities, Capodoccia , Turkey.
2004 Gallery Sans, Ankara, Turkey.
2004 School of Management, Maastricht, Holland. “Turkish Painting” Dutch Parliament Press Office, THE HAGUE.
2004 House of Art, Vianen, Holland.
2003 ANART Art Gallery, Ankara , Turkey .
2003 ANKART Art Fair, Ankara, Turkey.
2003 Istanbul Art Fair ,TÜYAP , Istanbul , Turkey.
2002 Turkish Tourism Information Center Art Gallery, New York ,USA .
2002 Halk Bank Art Gallery, Ankara ,Turkey.
1999 Istanbul Ziraat Bank Cultural Center, Istanbul , Turkey .
1998 İstanbul Stock Exchange Art Gallery, Istanbul , Turkey .
1998 Adana Arikoglu Art Gallery , Adana , Turkey.
1997 Basak Art Gallery , Ankara, Turkey.
1996 Ziraat Bank Art Gallery, Ankara , Turkey.
1995 VAKKO Art Gallery, Ankara, Turkey .
1995 Ankara Museum of Fine Arts, Ankara, Turkey .
1994 Akbank Art Gallery, Istanbul , Turkey.
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ÖZGEÇMİŞ

 

 

NAZAN Günay Eskişehir’de doğdu. Sanat hayatına 1991 yılında başlayan NAZAN Günay Hacettepe Üniversitesi Güzel Sanatlar Akademisinden mezun oldu ve aynı üniversiteden Master derecesini aldı. İlk sergisini 1994 yılında açan sanatçı, çalışmalarına Ankara’daki atölyesinde devam etmektedir.

Sanatçı, eserlerinin ana temasını “Yaşam” olarak tanımladığımız enerji kaynağına olan aşkını ve hayranlığını başkaları ile paylaşmak şeklinde özetlemektedir. Ona göre sanat, çelişki, değişim, yıkım ve yeniden yapılanma demektir. Sanatçıya göre;
“Yaşam, her şeye rağmen su gibi akacak bir yol bulur. Yapıtlarım, boşlukta asılı bir birini dengeleyen bir sonsuz ve bitmeyen değişimin, kaosun ve enerjinin dondurulmuş birer kareleridir. Akrilik ve yağlı boya akıtmaları, hareketi ve yaşamı, renk ve yıkıntı katmanları arasında hafifçe kayıp yok olan hayalet figürler ise anıları ve geçmişi simgelemektedir. Ağaç gövdeleri, kum taneleri ve giysi parçacıkları ise zaman ve uzay denilen yoklukta değişim denilen süreç içinde yakalanan izlerimiz, anılarımızın kırıntıları ve başarı ödüllerimizdir”
Nazan Günay’ın eserleri özel kolleksiyonların yanı sıra Ankara Sheraton Otelinde; Gebze Anadolu Sağlık Merkezinde bulunmaktadır.

 

 

 

 

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