SODA Gallery, Istanbul: Bigger Than You

A Canyon in Atlas Mountains 2011 Oil on canvas 160 x 200 cm

Gorkem Dikel

Bigger Than You

12.01.2012 – 25.02.2012

SODA is pleased to announce the first solo show of the young Turkish artist Gorkem Dikel, Bigger Than You to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, from January 12 until February 25 2012.

Getting her undergraduate degree at the Painting Departement of Mimar Sinan University, Dikels first solo exhibition Bigger Than You contains large scale paintings of her trip to the Sahara desert in 2010.

The feeling of grandness of the monumental size of the mountains, the uneasiness of being miles away of any trace of civilization, the vast desert landscape and the unique experience the artist had during her journey are the inspiration to this collection of her work.

In this exhibition, you will experience the artists own language of painting and understanding of space inspired by contrasts such as emptiness-fullness, smallness-greatness, opaqueness-transparency.

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