March 22, 2017

SELMA GÜRBÜZ AT RAMPA GALLERY ISTANBUL




SELMA GÜRBÜZ AT RAMPA GALLERY ISTANBUL
March 2, 2017 – April 8, 2017




SELMA GÜRBÜZ AT RAMPA GALLERY ISTANBUL
March 2, 2017 – April 8, 2017
Rampa is pleased to present its third solo exhibition of Selma Gürbüz’s works from March 2 – April 8, 2017. Gurbuz is an anomaly amongst her contemporaries. Her style and subject matter is singular and in her new body of works she continues and expands on her aesthetic prowess. The exhibition, “Carnivalesque,” includes never before seen three-dimensional work, painting, work on paper, and kinetic sculpture.
Gürbüz’s works have often tended toward the historical, fantastical, and mythological — a tendency typical to Carnival, as well. Historically, Carnival was a celebration that occurs in late February or early March, better known as Mardi Gras or The Feast of Fools. The festival still famously exists today in cities like Venice and Rio de Janiero. It is a jubilant, ecstatic and excessive gathering held in preparation for Lent, a 40-day period of chastity, frugality and fasting. The celebration is marked by masks, theatre, performance, and is a jovial and sometimes sinister public revolution against all that is stabilizing or socially acceptable. Carnivalesque is therefore a freedom characterized by a communal and ritualistic defying of norms. It is war and peace, young and old, rich and poor, past and present, Heaven and Hell, male and female, all at once.
While Gürbüz maintains her stylized aesthetic, in this exhibition she gives the figures and characters in her works a new agency. They speak, they fight, they dance, and some literally move off of the canvas, as in her three-dimensional paintings. The figures depicted, historical or imagined, animist or human, all have a sense of pride, marked by a defiant liveliness. Put together, the works reflect the shadowy, anarchic, and freeing dualities that define the Carnivalesque.
You may visit Selma Gürbüz past exhibition news at Rampa Gallery Istanbul to see more information about her and her arts to click below link.
https://mymagicalattic.blogspot.com.tr/2013/01/exhibition-of-selma-gurbuz-at-rampa.html




DIXI, 2016 ( DETAIL )






DIXI, 2016
Ink on Handmade Paper
Dimensions: 220 x 120 cm ( Without Frame )
Courtesy the Artist and Rampa, Istanbul
Photo: Chroma




DIXI, 2016 ( DETAIL )




DIXI, 2016 ( DETAIL )




DIXI, 2016 ( DETAIL )






CRIMSON NIGHTS 1, 2015
Ink on Handmade Nepalese Paper
Dimensions: 152.5 x 301 cm.
Courtesy the Artist and Rampa, Istanbul
Photo: Chroma






CRIMSON NIGHTS 1, 2015 ( DETAIL )






CRIMSON NIGHTS 1, 2015 ( DETAIL )






CRIMSON NIGHTS 1, 2015 ( DETAIL )








CARNIVALESQUE 1 - 10, 2017
Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm  ( Each )
Courtesy the Artist and Rampa, Istanbul








TIME PAST. AGAIN
Ink on Handmade Nepalese Paper
Dimensions: 240 x 122 cm.
Courtesy the Artist and Rampa, Istanbul
Photo: Chroma






TIME PAST. AGAIN ( DETAIL )










WAR & PEACE, 2017 ( DETAIL )












CARNIVALESQUE, 2017
Mixed Media on Canvas
Dimensions: 160 x 236 cm  ( Framed )
Courtesy the Artist and Rampa, Istanbul
Photo: Chroma




CARNIVALESQUE, 2017 ( DETAIL )










SAIL ME TO THE SUN, 2016
Mixed Media on Canvas
Dimensions: 155 x 230 x 20 cm.
Courtesy the Artist and Rampa, Istanbul

Photo: Chroma






CARNIVALESQUE, 2017 ( DETAIL )






CARNIVALESQUE, 2017 ( DETAIL )




WAR & PEACE 2017
Mixed Media on Canvas
Dimensions: 155 x 230 x 8 cm.
Courtesy the Artist and Rampa, Istanbul
Photo: Chroma
















CRIMSON NIGHTS 2, 2015
Ink on Handmade Nepalese Paper
Dimensions: 153 x 300 cm.
Courtesy the Artist and Rampa, Istanbul
Photo: Chroma






CRIMSON NIGHTS 2, 2015 ( DETAIL )






CRIMSON NIGHTS 2, 2015 ( DETAIL )






CRIMSON NIGHTS 2, 2015 ( DETAIL )




AFTER THE SPRING. HERE I AM, 2016
Ink on Handmade Nepalese Paper
Dimensions: 220 x 120 cm.
Courtesy the Artist and Rampa, Istanbul
Photo: Chroma






AFTER THE SPRING. HERE I AM, 2016 ( DETAIL )






AFTER THE SPRING. HERE I AM, 2016 ( DETAIL )






BOOM, 2017
Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 155 x 230 cm
Courtesy the Artist and Rampa, Istanbul
Photo: Chroma






BOOM, 2017 ( DETAIL )






BOOM, 2017 ( DETAIL )




AD GLORIAM, 2016
Ink on Handmade Nepalese Paper
Dimensions: 220 x 120 cm.
Courtesy the Artist and Rampa, Istanbul
Photo: Chroma






AD GLORIAM, 2016 ( DETAIL )






AD GLORIAM, 2016 ( DETAIL )






MENINAS I, 2016
Iron
Dimensions: 124 x 90 x 38 cm.
Courtesy the Artist and Rampa, Istanbul
MENINAS II, 2016
Iron
Dimensions: 90 x 65 x 27 cm.
Courtesy the Artist and Rampa, Istanbul
MENINAS III, 2016
Iron
Dimensions: 72 x 52 x 22 cm.
Courtesy the Artist and Rampa, Istanbul




MAYBE YOU FEEL LIKE IT, 2016
Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 155 x 230 cm.
Courtesy the Artist and Rampa, Istanbul
Photo: Chroma






BOOM, 2017 ( DETAIL )






JEAN D'ARC, 2016
Ink on Handmade Nepalese Paper
Dimensions: 220 x 120 cm.
Courtesy the Artist and Rampa, Istanbul
Photo: Chroma






JEAN D'ARC, 2016 ( DETAIL )




RAMPA GALLERY ISTANBUL
Rampa Gallery, located in Besiktas, Istanbul, is committed to the realization and presentation of exceptional artworks, to communicating with a broader audience and to supporting scholarly research about the gallery artists. Rampa facilitates the production and presentation of artworks across diverse mediums and strives to create an innovative and critical forum for artistic production and discourse.
Rampa aspires to contribute to the international acknowledgment of its artists by building sustainable collaborations with curators, museums and cultural institutions and placing works by its artists in leading private and public collections.
Located in one of the recently renovated Akaretler Row Houses, Rampa is one of the largest galleries in Istanbul and it is comprised of two separate spaces. The first space on the ground floor functions as a project room. The main gallery, with a footprint of 900 m2, is designed as an open space in order to accommodate diverse exhibitions, providing facilities for large-scale works and installations.

http://www.rampaistanbul.com/en/about-us/














SELMA GÜRBÜZ
Selma Gürbüz (1960) was born in İstanbul, Turkey. After having studied at Exeter College of Art Design between 1980-1982, she graduated from Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty in 1984.
Her recent solo exhibitions include “Carnivalesque”, Rampa, Istanbul (2017); “Intemporel”, Galeri Nev, Ankara (2016); “Daydream”, Rampa, Istanbul (2014); “Long Night. Faraway Voyages.”, Rampa, Istanbul (2013); “Mind’s Eye”, Lawrie Sahbibi Gallery, Dubai (2011); “Shadows of Myself”, Rose Issa Projects at Leighton House Museum, London (2011); “Archetypes”, Warehouse (Antrepo) No: 3, İstanbul (2010), “Sunny Shadows”, Gallery Apel, İstanbul (2008) and Makii Masaru Fine Arts, Tokyo (2007); “Feline I”, Galerie Maeght, Paris (2006); “Feline II”, Gallery Apel, İstanbul (2006); “The Fairy and the Genie”, Gallery Apel, İstanbul (2004), “Yünname”, Gallery Apel, İstanbul (2000) and “Karaname”, Gallery Apel, İstanbul (1999).
Gürbüz has also participated in many national and international group exhibitions including “Small Faces, Large Sizes”, Proje 4L Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul (2015); “Another Time, Another Place”, Rose Issa Projects, London (2013); “Artists in Their Time” (2015-2016), “Dream and Reality” (2011), “From Traditional to Contemporary” (2010), “New Works, New Horizons” (2009) and “Modern Experiences” (2008), İstanbul Modern, İstanbul; “Cara a Cara” (travelling show), with Marco Del Re, Galerie Maeght, Paris and Barcelona (2003); “Fantaisies du Harem et les Nouvelles Shéhérazades” (travelling show), Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona and Museum of Natural History, Lyon (2003); “Le Cirque” (travelling show), Gérard-Georges Lemaire, Editions Eric Koehler, Athenee-Theatre Louis Jouvet, Paris, Espace Mira Phalaina, Montreuil and Novomestka Radnice, Prague (1996). Her other projects include “Shadow theatre design for ‘More Wind’”, Portside Gallery, Yokohama (2005) and “Futurist Stage Curtain Design”, Revues Parlées, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1996).“Automatic Games”, Kwangju Biennale, Korea (1995) and “L’Orient des Cafés” (travelling show), French Cultural Centre, Cairo, Alexandria, Athens, Thessaloniki, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv (1992).
Selma Gürbüz lives and works in İstanbul, Turkey.

http://www.rampaistanbul.com/en/artist/selma-gurbuz/#works_in_exhibition_4991