Gallery Carre d'Artistes presents the work of accomplished French artist Christine Colas. Colas portrays people who are missing certain parts of their body, such as an ear, nose and lips, to question notions of expression and perception. The Carre d'Artistes Art Gallery has hosted many famous artists such as Sunita Khedekar from India, G. Marti Ceballos from Spain, M. Marta Crespo from Portugal and Mehmet Güreli from Turkey. The art gallery, aiming to lower the high walls of art to present it to common people, is now hosting Christine Colas, a well-known French artist born in 1964. Colas's works are colorful and festive thanks to the lively and dynamic expression she uses. The artist draws attention to the collages she makes by using pieces from newspapers and magazines as well as pieces made with acrylics, colored pencils and other painting materials. Using shadows inspired by Alberto Giacometti, reflections of the sensation of dreams inspired by Marc Chagall, representations of open windows both inside and outside and inspired by Henri Matisse and her sensitive understanding of colors inspired by Wassily Kandinsky, Colas criticizes the perception and expression of human beings. In her paintings, eyes are not needed to see, ears are not needed to hear and lips are not needed to kiss. Colas says her paintings are "lively and colorful," rather than melancholic. Her presentation of "facelessness" makes visitors think about the question of existence and a world where colors gain character. The argument, supported by rationalists like Rene Descartes, Baruch Spinoza and Gottfried Leibniz, that human reality is filtered and censured by sense organs, can be observed in Colas's work. Colas opposes the philosophy of empiricism, which is the idea that human beings are born with "tabula rasa" (blank slate) and that they possess no information prior to experience. She expresses her opinion by freeing reality through the figure of "a human who has given up her facial expressions." The artist is the owner of Talagne, the jury's special award from Academia Paul Cezanne, an organization established to honor the father of modern art, the French artist Paul Cezanne. Carre d'Artistes Art Gallery presents the artist's work, with eligible prices at its Gallery in the Galatasaray neighborhood.