New Zealand-based Turkish artist Nejat Kavvas opened his first solo exhibition entitled "Saydam Masallar" (Transparent Tales) in Istanbul on Jan. 15 at Galeri Sevin 2. Kavvas gives an entirely different dimension to glass while working on it, as if he were an alchemist. He interprets the ideas of woman, nature and abstract forms based on the intercultural environment where he comes from. Although it is seen as a basic material, Kavvas introduces soul into glass, and transforms it into an art. Having graduated from the Marmara University Faculty of Pharmacy, Kavvas took several courses on creative glass production at the Stipglass Glass School in the Netherlands (2010), the Glass Furnace School in Istanbul (2009), the California Polytechnic State University, the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle (2009) and the Art Station Glass Studio in New Zealand (2008). Further, he gave specialization courses in mold-making at the Claudia Borella Design School and "A-Z Mold Making and Kiln Casting Course" at the Glass Furnace. His exhibition displays his great efforts to produce creative glass designs.
When: Until Feb. 15
Where: Galeri Selvin 2