ITU RAG – My First Solo Exhibition
February 27th – March 27th, 2014
So far, I took part in several group exhibitions, but my first solo exhibition was hosted by ITU Rectorate Art Gallery. Actually, everything begins when Prof. Dr. Telem Gök Sadıkoğlu participated in one of my courses at NGBB, at 2013. All the artists who participating in that course, produce amazing illustrations, and their paintings was exhibited in several places and in the end at Istanbul Technical University, Rectorate Art Gallery. Then again Prof. Dr. Telem came with that idea to make another exhibition with my own paintings.
So, here we are now! All preparations is done by ITU family. They were thinking every details to make an amazing exhibition. And yes, I was happy, proud and excited. 41 plates are in the exhibition and it will be open till 27th of March. Also, you may like to see the new products, like notebooks and cups, produced by ITU by using my three paintings. I have prepared three images, Tulip, Iris and Poppy for ITU Collection. You may like to buy some of these lovely products during the exhibition, and these products will create a source of income scholarships for students. For me, it was very excited every moment, hope you will enjoy too!!!
In England we have been very excited with Işık's work. The scientific accuracy is perfect, and the paintings are works of art as well. Işık's training as an engineer is shown in the representation of the structure of the leaves, and their arrangement on the branch. This is shown very well in the painting of the monkey puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana) from Chile.
It is a great pleasure to see the paintings for the book 'Plants from the Woods and Forest of Chile'. This will be a work which will be famous for all time, combaining botanical art and scientific description.
It is fortunate that the great skill and talent of Işık Güner is available for the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh, to have for this book.
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