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According to the ancient art historian Plinius, first painter was a woman called Dibutades, the daughter of Butades the ceramicist. The paintings she made utilised a different technique called Skia Graphos which made by drawing outer lines of shadows reflected on the wall. Thus she painted the shadow her lover left, before he was gone. 

The painting is always a process in which the surface records the production processes and the artist's brushstrokes. If you watch it, it is like a time period more than an instant. In those series, Dikel records her own shadow in the very moment she was painting the surface. And she uses her shadow as a cosmic window which opens to painterly landscapes. She also calls this 'Shadow Print'
According to the ancient art historian Plinius, first painter was a woman called Dibutades, the daughter of Butades the ceramicist. The paintings she made utilised a different technique called Skia Graphos which made by drawing outer lines of shadows reflected on the wall. Thus she painted the shadow her lover left, before he was gone. 

The painting is always a process in which the surface records the production processes and the artist's brushstrokes. If you watch it, it is like a time period more than an instant. In those series, Dikel records her own shadow in the very moment she was painting the surface. And she uses her shadow as a cosmic window which opens to painterly landscapes. She also calls this 'Shadow Print'
According to the ancient art historian Plinius, first painter was a woman called Dibutades, the daughter of Butades the ceramicist. The paintings she made utilised a different technique called Skia Graphos which made by drawing outer lines of shadows reflected on the wall. Thus she painted the shadow her lover left, before he was gone. 

The painting is always a process in which the surface records the production processes and the artist's brushstrokes. If you watch it, it is like a time period more than an instant. In those series, Dikel records her own shadow in the very moment she was painting the surface. And she uses her shadow as a cosmic window which opens to painterly landscapes. She also calls this 'Shadow Print'
According to the ancient art historian Plinius, first painter was a woman called Dibutades, the daughter of Butades the ceramicist. The paintings she made utilised a different technique called Skia Graphos which made by drawing outer lines of shadows reflected on the wall. Thus she painted the shadow her lover left, before he was gone. 

The painting is always a process in which the surface records the production processes and the artist's brushstrokes. If you watch it, it is like a time period more than an instant. In those series, Dikel records her own shadow in the very moment she was painting the surface. And she uses her shadow as a cosmic window which opens to painterly landscapes. She also calls this 'Shadow Print'
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Shadow Series: Inside the Skin Painting

Görkem Dikel

Turkey

Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 51.2 W x 78.7 H x 2 D in

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According to the ancient art historian Plinius, first painter was a woman called Dibutades, the daughter of Butades the ceramicist. The paintings she made utilised a different technique called Skia Graphos which made by drawing outer lines of shadows reflected on the wall. Thus she painted the shadow her lover left, before he was gone. The painting is always a process in which the surface records the production processes and the artist's brushstrokes. If you watch it, it is like a time period more than an instant. In those series, Dikel records her own shadow in the very moment she was painting the surface. And she uses her shadow as a cosmic window which opens to painterly landscapes. She also calls this 'Shadow Print'

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Size:51.2 W x 78.7 H x 2 D in

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She completed his undergraduate degree at MSFAU Painting Department in 2012. Before graduation, she made her first solo exhibition at Soda with the name “Bigger Than You”. In the same year, she started his master’s degree at MSFAU Painting Department, in 2019 she graduated from the master’s degree with her thesis titled “Abstraction and Space in the Art of Painting of the 21st Century”. Currently, she continues her art doctorate at Mimar Sinan FAU and also studies philosophy BA in Istanbul University at the same time. Having spent the 2009-2010 undergraduate years at Universidad de Sevilla – Bellas Artes, in 2010 the artist became the first artist from Turkey to be receive the art scholarship of Fundación Antonio Gala, founded by Spanish writer Antonio Gala. In the same year, she participated in the Plein-Air guest artist program of Fundación Tres Culturas in Seville, Spain. In 2013, she made his second solo exhibition titled “Empatía” at Arte Aula in Seville. She continued to take part in local and international exhibitions and symposiums with the duo exhibition opened at Anna Laudel Contemporary in the same year. Her works were exhibited in London (Parallax Art Fair), Sevilla (Art Sevilla Fair) and Istanbul (Contemporary Istanbul, Artist) fairs. Following this, she took part in La Noche En Blanco, which was held simultaneously in Europe, with Arquemi Gallery, Spain. Since 2010, she has worked with Soda, Mixer, Anna Laudel, Krampf, Mixer, Art50, Casa Dell Arte, Sevil Dolmaci, Teşvikiye Sanat galleries and most recently with Merkür Gallery in Turkey. She still continues to work with Merkür Gallery. Her works are part of international collections in the USA, Qatar, Dubai, Australia, England, Germany, Italy, Spain, Taiwan, China and Turkey such as Qatar Royal Collection, Emaar Square, Mastercard, Capital One Bank, Horoz Logistics, Ant Yapı, Halk Bank, Sancak Group, Anna Laudel, Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts and in private collections. In 2019, she presented his works from the ‘Gemstone’ series to Parisian art lovers in the group exhibition ‘Heritage’ in Espace Marais-Marais, which is adjacent to galleries such as Zwirner, Thaddeus Ropac and Perrotin. Her pieces sometimes shown in art lessons in some schools in England as the examples of today’s art.

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