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Görkem Dikel

Born in 1988, Görkem Dikel completed her undergraduate and MFA at Mimar Sinan FAU, Painting Department. In year 2010 she studied at Universidad de Sevilla – Bellas Artes. Dikel was awarded in 2010 artist fellowship by Fundación Antonio Gala founded by the Spanish writer Antonio Gala. She attended, among other young artists from three countries, Plein-Air Workshop in Andalusia in 2013 which was organized by Fundación Tres Culturas. She received pedagogical formation from Educational Sciences of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in 2015.

Appearing in many group and solo art shows both domestically and internationally, Dikel often attracts global attention. Her art pieces have featured as part of special collections in the USA, Australia, England, Germany, Italy and at home. She was listed among “Best of 2014 Collection” at Saatchi Art.

The substructure of the artist’s plastic language is based on the four states of the matter with its transforming processes and its movements in time and space. With her artistic aproach based on abstraction, the artist builds her notion of space on the spot that physics has reached so far.

Whilst forming her artistic practices around the transformation and motion of the matter in space and its interaction made with hypothetical void, she brings some extraordinary dimensions and oscillations through juxtapositions and superpositons.

What is solid evaporates, liquid freezes, air solidifies, what is behind appears in the front and the atoms the reality is made of are torn apart.

In ‘%100 Fictional Spaces’ series, the inevitable and unfathomable phenomenons of the universe cause a sense of alienation by intruding the life of the individual.

While taking inspiration from science-fiction, thriller, iconology, tales and personal memories, she utilizes the paint as it can easily represent other textures and also itself as paint, in order to create collage – like paintings.

You can read artist’s interview by clicking this link.

2019 Artists from Turkey Permanent Collection Exhibition, Cyprus Musem of Modern Art – Nycosia
2019 Summer Time, Nevmekan, Üsküdar Municipality – Istanbul
2019 Cosmic Geometry, with Art50.net, Swissôtel The Bosphorus – Istanbul
2019 Hilal-i Ahmer Collection Exhibition
2018 Tasarım Tomtom Sokakta, with Sevil Dolmacı Art Consultancy
2018 95th Anniversary Collection, Portakal Çiçeği Art Colonie, Beşiktaş Contemporary Art Gallery
2018 A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with Art50net, Casa Dell’Arte Bodrum
2018 Coordinate Plane, Curated by İpek Yeğinsü, Merkür Gallery – Istanbul
2017 Art Sevilla, Arquemi Estudio y Galeria de Arquitectura – Spain
2017 La Noche en Blanco, Arquemi Estudio y Galeria de Arquitectura – Spain
2017 Parallax AF, London – UK
2017 Nilüfer Workshop Exhibition, Nazım Hikmet Kültür Evi – Bursa
2016 Tutti Frutti, Teşvikiye Art Gallery – Istanbul
2016 Very Hot Indeed, Teşvikiye Art Gallery – Istanbul
2015 Collective Show: Witnesses, Rem Art Space – İstanbul
2015 Contemporary Istanbul, Berlin Istanbul Quartier – Istanbul
2015 Open Space, Mixer Karaköy – Istanbul
2014 Poetic Geometry (with Emre Doğrusöz), Anna Laudel Contemporary – Istanbul


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