Tunnel Art Gallery hosts Greco’s works
ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily NewsSolange Greco, the wife of the Consul General of Brazil in Istanbul, will display her paintings at an exhibition to open at Istanbul’s Tunnel Art Gallery on April 1.
After attending the classical Institute of Fine Arts for a couple of years, Greco was accepted to the workshops at the Museum of Modern Art, where she had classes with important painters of that time.
She had her first exhibition in 1966 in Rio de Janeiro and another in 1970 in Brazil. After getting married to a diplomat, she had the opportunity to travel to many countries. Her paintings reflect the different cultures of the places where she has lived.
Greco, who moved to Istanbul in 2011, has been very much touched by the cultural exuberance of this metropolis, as she said in her message in the
catalogue of the exhibition. “It is impossible to paint an image of Istanbul leaving aside a cat or a dog, a bridge, fishermen, towers, minarets or even the wonderful mosques.”
Stating it is not enough just to paint what you see, Greco said, “Any good camera can do this. It is important to go deeper if you want to disclose what the bare eyes cannot see. I think the heart of a nation lies in the simple people. That is why I took my time to observe them doing their routine work, especially on İstiklal Avenue.”
It is possible to see some of them in her exhibition at the Tunnel Art Gallery: the shoeshiner, the simit seller, the lottery vendor and others.
The exhibition will continue until April 12.