Gulin Hayat Topdemir

Gülin Hayat Topdemir, lives and works in Istanbul. Her eerie works delve into the subconscious to narrate the dark side of human nature, which is reflected in her choice of colors and technique. Gulin uses chiaroscuro - an oil painting technique, developed during the Renaissance, that uses strong tonal contrasts between light and dark to model three-dimensional forms, often to dramatic effect. With this technique, she masterfully constructs an atmosphere in which her stories unravel.

Her works can be seen in the collection of the 21C Museum (Kentucky, USA), MOCAK–Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków (Krakow, Poland) and private collections in Europe, Middle East and Turkey. The artist’s works have been auctioned at Christies Modern & Contemporary Middle Eastern Art, Dubai.

Solo exhibitions:
2015, "Salon Rouge," Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul
2013, "Black Box," Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul
2010, "Every Young Girl’s Dream?," Cda-Projects, Istanbul
2008, "Complexion," Cda-Projects, Istanbul
Group exhibitions:
2012, "Figure Out: Turkish Contemporary Art," Art Sawa, Dubai
2009, Group Exhibition, Casa Dell’Arte, Bodrum
2008, Group Exhibition, Casa Dell’Arte, Istanbul
2002, "Kooperatif," Karşı Sanat, Istanbul
1997, Todays Artists Exhibition, Atatürk Cultural Center, Istanbul

FAIR HISTORY
2016
Zilberman Gallery at Contemporary Istanbul 2016, Şişli
2015
Galeri Zilberman at Contemporary Istanbul 2015, Şişli
2015
Galeri Zilberman at viennacontemporary 2015, Vienna
2014
Galeri Zilberman at Contemporary Istanbul 2014
2013
Galeri Zilberman at Contemporary Istanbul 2013, Istanbul, Turkey

Artwork for Sale

A circle of Memories
by Gulin Hayat Topdemir

Size:

59 X 78 inches