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Reorganisation of Painting Through Rhetorical Operations

Gulay Semercioglu

Reorganisation of Painting Through Rhetorical Operations

The challenge with art takes place in the immediate encounter with the unfamiliar. Gülay Semercioğlu’s paintings provoke such a challenge in the first place as the artist chooses to use glossy enamel wire instead of paint, wooden planks instead of canvas. The stretched surfaces of her paintings do not convey sceneries, but bounce light; they do not portray anything, but  themselves.

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Commissioned by Gallery Etemad, Dubai on the occasion of Gulay Semercioglu’s solo exhibition entitled The Line of Life

 

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