04/10/2015 – 25/10/2015
MARK PEET VISSER
Murat Pulat, one of the most sought after contemporary artists in Turkey in recent years, opens his first solo show in Continental Europe in the Netherlands on 4th October 2015.
Pulat has captured the attention of collectors worldwide especially with the inclusion of his works at international auctions between the years 2011-2014. In this period he was one –and maybe the first– of the most sought after young artists in Turkey. The great interest shown in his works at the Contemporary Istanbul in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 has largely increased his renown in Turkey. These accomplishments further boosted the visibility of the artist, who was already being followed by art galleries and institutions worldwide. Pulat’s solo show in New York opened in January 2014 was a big success, resulting in his works entering important private collections in the USA.
Murat Pulat is especially interested in movie sequences by new wave overture directors. By reproducing these scenes on the canvas, he incorporates the images into life. As he combines cinema, the art of the new age, with traditional materials such as canvas and oil paint, he saves viewers from being imprisoned in new technologies of visualization.
Surface-Sequence is a large-scale show comprising Murat Pulat’s most recent works. In this series, the artist boldly makes use of multi-layered color areas. Each work is at the same time calm, passionate and vivid. As sequences from movies move into a new context of aesthetics, a new category of art emerges.
Held at Mark Peet Visser Gallery, which is one of the significant contemporary art institutions in the Netherlands, in cooperation with ALAN Istanbul, the show can be visited between the dates October 4th – October 25th, 2015.