“Spirit of the Nature”, 2019, oil on canvas,102 x 76 cm.
I felt the “Spirit of the Nature” that we all know already deep in ourselves in my first oil painting on canvas which I expressed the nature of the European landscapes and its elements which belong to western art. With triptych because of being my first and the being a base of for the others.
“The Colours of a Distant Land”, 2019, oil on canvas, 102 x 76 cm.
This is second painting of a triptych. I have dreamed of expressing my own world of colours more resolutely and freely, the landscape that I have discovered working on the “Spirit of the Nature”.
It was the exact time that i closed my eyes while exactly in the heart of London, and while experiencing the colourful spring of London, that is pregnant of new feelings every single moment.
The spring takes its colour from Judas trees in Istanbul. Suddenly purifies the 7 hills from the blues of the winter. This is one of the most precious spring gifts to Istanbul. It is inconceivable not think of it as a ‘festival’ that cuddling with all varieties of blues of Bosphorus.
My heart carried the colours of blues, love, spring and existence to European lands with Chopin’s notas. There are the moments that the forms confined with just being ‘descriptive’ in density of feelings. “The Colours of a Distant Land” has allowed me to express all those feelings.
“The Lands of the Passion and Freedom”, 2019, oil on canvas, 102 x 76 cm.
The third and the last piece of the triptych express the love of the inhabitants of Istanbul Prince Island for the violet sunsets: “Vivid sunset colours”. We usually witness it in warm spring and summer times. Sometimes it shows itself in winter too, as a sign of very cold days before snow falls. The colours which rebounds from the ice crystals in the air warms my heart even in cold weather. While spreading the passion and the magic of the colour of the hills that I never know, my turquoise trees are rising upon the hills with the desire to set free that passion and magic.
“My Roots, My Memories, My Deep Green-1”, 2019, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 x 4,5 cm.
Sometimes it’s good to go back to your roots. I remember these lands from my childhood. My father was born and raised in the city of Rize from Black Sea region of Turkey. The most greenest place in Turkey. It is not that hard to see the different varieties of green, I’d say it’s deep green and also all colors of green. There are some green velvet hills still alive in my memories.
“Unknown”, 2019, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 x 4,5 cm.
After remembering the hidden memories of the places that I know very well from my childhood, my paintings of, “My roots, my memories, my deep green-1” and “My roots, my memories, my deep green-2”, I felt like a stranger in an unknown place.
The wild skies always attracts me. Mostly spreads of beautiful, strong lights and shades around them. I gave some known lights and colors to the unknown land.
“Light and Ground”, 2019, oil on canvas, 60.96 x 50.8 cm.
I appreciated spring time and the all the flowers that bloom. I know there are some beautiful lights in autumn and winter as well. The spring has shaper colors, more exciting than summer, but I might be a little bit nervous because of the ground. I could see my spiritual animal, “the snake”, anytime. That makes my journey more exciting.
“A Path on the Plum Lands”, 2019, oil on canvas, 60.96 x 50.8 cm.
I keep remembering the lands I have been to once upon a time. I remembered breathing the fresh air and cuddling with all nature. It was very refreshing when i was there and it’s still refreshing when I dream about it.
Seha Nur Karatas