Turkish artist Ahmet Günestekin will continue his international art journey with his latest solo exhibition "L'héritier du disque solaire" (The Successor of the Sun Circle) at the Monaco-based Marlborough Gallery on Sept. 18. The upcoming event will gather art devotees, collectors and the leading names of the business and art worlds from Turkey and around the world.
The exhibition and accompanying events are sponsored by Çalık Holding. After New York, Günestekin has organized his second solo exhibition featuring almost 30 works of art until Oct. 14. His works will also be welcomed in other prestigious galleries in London, Madrid, Barcelona and Santiago.
The accomplished artist visualizes the well-known myths and legends of the country where his exhibitions take place. This time, the solo exhibition will present a masterpiece, the "Grimaldi Four Season" showcasing the story of Monaco's founder the House of Grimaldi on massive canvases. The collection is already under the spotlight among collectors and art professionals. "Every venue and each geography where my solo exhibitions are held have different meanings for me. My works are introduced in different cultures and receives different cultural interpretations," Günestekin said. He is also interested in acquiring different perspectives and applies them on his works. "I am excited to receiving the feedback of visitors who see my works for the first time and am looking forward to observing their reactions," he continued. Günestekin, who represents Turkey's developed modern and contemporary art abroad, organized 12 solo exhibitions and participated in a number of international art fairs and biennales this year. He currently takes part in various art events as the artist of Marlborough Gallery with established branches across the globe. The exhibition's opening ceremony will take place at Hotel de Paris with the participation of Marlborough Gallery officials and Çalık Holding CEO Ahmet Çalık.
French art historian Stephanie Pioda gave an exclusive review about Günestekin's artistic style. "When you look at one of his works, you feel as though you are looking at a mural of a woven wall. He has such a perfect technique that is reminiscent of weaving.
When your eyes focus on his work, the surface and his obsessional style become clear. At the very point, visitors discover his unique techniques," he said. Pioda also explained Günestekin's painting technique in more detail. "He creates the framework without any prior drawing, but with acrylic paint. He fills the blank parts with oil paint four times, from lighter to darker tones.Then he uses the back of his brush like eraser, rubbing the parallel strokes to reveal the bottom layers. Finally, the painting comes alive," he concluded.