KEZBAN ARCA BATIBEKİ, İSMET DOĞAN, KOMET, AYLİNE OLUKMAN, ARDAN ÖZMENOĞLU, MURAT PULAT, MERVE ŞENDİL, HALİL VURUCUOĞLU
20.12.2014 // 28.02.2015
OVERTHOSE -the new culture, arts and events space in Nişantaşı- and ALAN Istanbul present the show “INTENTIONAL OVERDOSE”.
“Intentional Overdose” brings together Istanbul-based, internationally-renowned contemporary artists, who are gradually coming into prominence in the World Contemporary Art scene.
Featuring artists who create visually-moving works with powerful imagination, “Intentional Overdose” aims a visual integrity with regard to contemporary aesthetics, instead of focusing on the individual statements of each artist.
Then, what does “Intentional Overdose” exactly mean?
The common characteristic of the prominent two dimensional works in contemporary art is that, in these works the image is released from the limitations of two dimensions and acquires a three dimensional quality by means of colors, texture or technique. This is an approach that prioritizes space, that frees itself of its boundaries by making space a part of the work. Thus, this kind of works deserve to be addressed with their overdosed interventions to the surrounding space, instead of being evaluated on their own. “Intentional Overdose” focuses on the potential effects on viewers when works take on the space as if in a show of strength. It’s the experience of how the works of contemporary artists communicate with one another within the space of OVERTHOSE. “Intentional Overdose” is the sum of the loud and high-voltage images contained within.
16 /01 / 2014 – 15 / 02 / 2014
Leila Heller Gallery
Murat Pulat, one of the Turkish artists to have attracted a lot of attention over the past years, opens his first New York solo exhibition in Leila Heller Gallery in January 2014.
Following the inclusion of his works in international auctions between the years 2011 – 2013, Murat Pulat became a focus of attention for collectors worldwide. Meanwhile he had come to be one of the most sought-after young artists in Turkey, maybe the most. And when his works drew heavy interest from art-lovers at Contemporary İstanbul in 2011, 2012 and 2013, his fame has further spread. These accomplishments helped the artist earn more followers, though he was already watched by many art galleries and institutions around the world.
Murat Pulat has a special interest in movie scenes by new-wave/overture directors. By reproducing these images on canvas, he helps the scenes become a part of our lives as visual elements. He combines cinema – the art of the new era – and traditional media such as oil paint and canvas on an intermediate surface, thus saving his viewers from the imprisonment of the new technologies of visualization.
Image-Animal is a large-scale show comprising Murat Pulat’s latest works. In this series, the artist has also included moving-imagery in his paintings. The image is no more still, it is rather perceived as a slice of time taken from a movement that is infinite, thus effectively increasing the “duration” of each painting. Image-Animal can be seen at the main gallery-room of Leila Heller Gallery in Chelsea, New York between January 16, 2014 and February 15, 2014.