The artist was born in Yozgat in 1977, graduated from Ankara Anatolian Fine Arts High School in 1995, and Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department. He has completed his masters degree in 2003, and doctoral degree in 2006 at Yeditepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Plastic Arts Department. The artist has had 11 solo exhibitions and participated in several group exhibitions by this time. He is currently working as an assistant profesor at Yeditepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Plastic Arts Department where he was appointed as an assistant in 2000. The artist has won several awards including the Tuyap Young Artist 2000 painting prize.
Casa Dell’Arte Gallery will be hosting the recent works of Gulveli Kaya’s, who is regarded as the represantative of Contemporary Turkish portraiture.
The young artist Gulveli Kaya transforms the wallpapers that restrict living space within his canvases upon which appears the female figure is to meet the viewer through his collection “New Life” at the Casa Dell’Arte Gallery between the dates of 07-27th October.
In his recent works, Gulveli Kaya depicts well-known yet unrecognized faces with a figurative and photorealistic approach using acrylics. In the catalogue text, Prof. Dr. Zahit Buyukisleyen describes these unrecognized faces in young artist’s works as:
“He has found unrecognizable faces in abstract spaces… Faces that are nostalgic, yet unknown…! ‘Faces we could call nostalgic or faces we don’t recognize that we find as statements on the walls, on the wallpapers of Gülveli Kaya’.The faces that pass the screen momentarily in TV and cinema frames...”