Alpay opens solo exhibition in Rome
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
The exhibiton consists of 10 paintings on canvas and 10 works on silk. İHA photo.
Turkish artist Gülay Alpay is showing her latest works in a solo exhibition at the Arche Gallery in Rome.
The exhibit titled “I need to find a way to say I love you in multiple languages” consists of 10 paintings on canvas, 10 works on silk with fluorescent color and the interactive work “5D dream box.” The exhibition is under the patronage of the Turkish Embassy in the Vatican, and Ambassador Kenan Gürsoy attended the opening.
Art curator Sveva Manfredi Zavaglia described Alpay’s work as “an art that smiles at us, full of poetry, vibrant colors and light. It explores various types of materials such as silk or canvas, color, shape and movement, scanning the external and internal worlds.” She said Alpay’s work reminded one of Kandinsky, Pollock, de Kooning and Joseph Beuys.
Yoko Ono, of Beatles fame, said of Alpay’s work: “Start dreaming of love. First imagine a mirror in which you see and love yourself. That love you create, will go all over the world, and make people feel good. Yes. You should start with dreaming love, in the Dream Love Room.”
Alpay has been working since 1989, when she graduated from Mimar Sinan University’s Fine Arts Department in Istanbul with an emphasis in painting. She received her master’s degree there in 1992. She has exhibited in various galleries and museums in Turkey, Germany, U.S., England and Austria.
The solo exhibition in Rome runs Oct. 8 to 29