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G.Knight

G.Knight is a Montreal based artist, writer and photographer who incorporates a unique form of creative artistic expression by utilizing a multitude of mediums crisscrossing between different genres of art. His use of graphic design, pop art, mural works, street art, stenciling evinces a style that is truly distinct. 

 

The artist believes that his art should involve, challenge and inspire the viewer; not simply adorn a space but communicate ideas. Upon examination of the G.Knight’s work of a myriad layers of symbolism can be found expressing the vision of the artist.

 

His use of multi-layered images and symbols attempts to take the viewer through a visual journey while creating a contemplative state for the viewer to question commonly accepted ideas and perceptions. Artist’s use of vivid colors and multi-layered images to incorporate subliminal messages in his artwork while drawing the viewer’s attention to ideas and symbolism in his art. 

 

G.Knight utilizes a multitude of symbolism including religion, philosophy, history, psychology, current events to convey ideas in his art work. His art have been described as bold, imaginative, stimulating and inspiring. 

Bennu Gerede

Bennu Gerede was born in İstanbul. Raised in NY and studied at Parsons School of Art and Design Paris obtaining a BFA in photography. She is a mother of 4 boys. When she has time from her kids, she does her art, helps in social awareness projects for people and children in need.

Helen-Mudie Ioannadiou 

 

Helen was born in Scotland, where she studied art at school and college. After graduating as a teacher, she moved to Greece, where she was inspired by the vibrant culture, people and landscapes.She then moved to Turkey and for six years taught art and music at the Istanbul International Community School. While there, she directed and designed sets and costumes for musicals including Cats, You’re a good man Charlie Brown, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oliver and Grease. She also found time to paint and sculpt , captivated by the people and scenes around her – old men in coffee shops, young shoe shiners, old ladies with weather worn faces, farmers working the fields.When Helen moved back to Greece, she taught art at a local children’s home in Paleon Faliron. She was also very keen to continue her studies and took courses in life drawing, art history and ceramics at the Art Painting Centre in Glyfada. Here, she had the opportunity to sculpt life models directly from clay.

Her work – paintings drawings and sculpture – has been shown in group exhibitions in Athens, Istanbul and Scotland.She works mainly in stoneware clay and has experimented with different hand-building techniques. She prefers to form her pieces using coils of clay in different colours and textures and uses a variety of firing techniques including smoke firing. She also uses glazes, patinas and stains to get the finish she wants. Selected sculptures are cast in limited editions in bronze.Her work is in the collection at the Greek Embassy in Ankara and in private collections worldwide. A selection of her sculptures is on show at the Egina Aegina Gallery , The Art Studio Gallery, Mykonos, Greece, The Tsihritsis Foundation in Kifissia and the M Gallery, Fira, Santorini, Greece.

 

Yiğit Yazıcı

Born in Bursa in 1969, graduated from Özdemir Altan Studio in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Faculty of Fine Arts. He held solo exhibitions in Miami, Seattle Town Hall, Den Haag, Hollanda, Beirut, Lebanon, Markus Garvey Park, New York, and participated in numerous group exhibitions in Turkey and abroad. Color to him is more real then a description where he displays it as “Abstract Expressionist” style, and creates functional artworks. Yiğit Yazıcı works and lives in Istanbul. 

Navid Azimi Sajadi
Barış Sarıbaş

Barış Sarıbaş was born in İzmir in 1979. He graduated from the Kütahya Anadolu Fine Arts High School and attended the Painting Department of the Teaching Faculty of Eskişehir Anadolu University in 1997-1998, where he studied with Prof. Oya Kınıklı, Ünsal Kınıklı, Dr. Şemsettin Edeer, Dr. Özlem Erbaş, Dr. Faruk Uğurlu and Dr. Faruk Atalay. Then he left Eskişehir and continued his studies at the Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts and studied with Prof. Mehmet Özer, Dr. Erkan Özdilek, Dr. Kemal Gürbüz, Dr. Zafer Mintaş, Şükran Mertcan, and Prof. Mustafa Pilevneli. He graduated from the workshop of Prof. Hüsamettin Koçan in 2002. His works were displayed in 27 private shows and were part of many group exhibitions. He received 11 awards and was invited to many workshops in Turkey and abroad organized in Moldova, U.S.A. France, Austria, İstanbul, Ankara and İzmir. The artist pursues his personal images and lines with an original and authentic style reflected by striking and mysterious surrealistic landscapes. He lives and works in İstanbul and İzmir/Bağyurdu.

Navid Azimi Sajadi was born in Tehran, Iran 1982. He gained a bachelor of art in painting from Tehran Art and Architecture University in 2005. The same year he moved to Rome. In Italy he has graduated from Accademia di Belli Arti di Roma, in 2009. He was awarded the Amedeo Modigliani Foundation prize in year 2009. He gained his Master of Fine Art in Multi Media Sculpture in year 2013 from Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, and in the same year He has been invited to the 9th Shanghai Biennale.

Navid Azimi Sajadi was born in Tehran, Iran 1982. He gained a bachelor of art in painting from Tehran Art and Architecture University in 2005. The same year he moved to Rome. In Italy he has graduated from Accademia di Belli Arti di Roma, in 2009. He was awarded the Amedeo Modigliani Foundation prize in year 2009. He gained his Master of Fine Art in Multi Media Sculpture in year 2013 from Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, and in the same year He has been invited to the 9th Shanghai Biennale.

Sait Mingü

Born in 1977 in Istanbul. Graduated from the Faculty of Painting from Mimar Sinan University. Worked as Art Director at Güzel Sanatlar / Saatchi&Saatchi between 2001 – 2006. Since 2006, has been working as a full time artist.

Semih Kanmaz

Born in Ankara, Turkey, Semih Kanmaz is an Istanbul based photography artist 

who mixes emotional elements of fashion with an artistically input reflecting the passion behind the lens. 

Soner Çakmak

Soner Çakmak was born in Sinop in 1976. He graduated from Marmara University, Fine Arts Faculty, Painting department in 2001. He has participated in 34 mixed and 11 solo exhibitions. The Artist has been rewarded with nine accolades including Nuri İyem Painting Award and Jockey Club of Turkey. His paintings are in many private collections. Soner Çakmak deals with time and space perception in his paintings, and approaches satirical, allegorical, and dramatic humane feelings. The artist examines the concepts of nihilism and aheres to plastic arts with feelings of romanticism and symbolism. Çakmak lives in Istanbul and works out of his studio in Fenerbahçe.

Paul Weiner

Paul Weiner lives and works in Denver Colorado. His paintings, videos, and sculptural works grapple with America’s contemporary identity and history, generating abstracted, obscured, and distressed representations of a culture in turmoil. The artist repurposes traditional symbols of American exceptionalism, such as the flag, money, sports, folk history, and legal system to express violence, shame, and frustration. Often, he appropriates objects representative of these symbols and embed them within paintings and sculptures. 
 

Katerina Fani

Katerina Fani's work is focusing on the skin as a sensory surface that cultivates experiences of embodiment and functions not as a border but as a link

that helps us experience the world and our self. The artist has been looking at Didier Anzieu’s psychoanalytical theory of “Skin Ego” where he

suggests that the Ego projects itself on the surface of the body. In general, this investigation had lead her to explore the perception of the

human body through the skin as the location of the tactile experiences. She has been looking at phenomenology and especially in Maurice

Merleau Ponty, who considers the human body as a form of consciousness, a subject and not simply an object that processes information

from the environment. This made her realize that she is interested in the interaction between the artwork and the viewer in order to activate

the senses and make her/him aware of her/his own body. 

Oz Yılmaz

Oz Yilmaz received his first camera for his birthday at the age of 11 with which he immediately fell in love with capturing images on his 35mm. 

 

Early on his passion for photographing took him to different countries, Africa for wildlife, South America for ethnic cultures, Middle East and Asia for colours.  His approach to capturing life's moments from weeklong motorcycle rallies to long train journeys to photograph landscape helped to shape his style of photography. 

 

In 1994, he decided to pursue photography after leaving his profession on Wall Street. 

 

After 20 years, Oz Yilmaz continues to capture life's moments in his unique way. 

Angelika PraPa

Angelika Prapa was born in Graz,Austria.She graduates from the Department of Fine and Applied Arts of Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki in June 2013. She also completed her university studies in German Literature with a Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature at the Literature Depart- ment of AUTH and counseling psychology studies at the Academy of Hamburg, while working as a freelance writer. All this experiences have given her a multifaceted look on things, which she incorporates in her work. ​​​