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.