“A happy home” by Hanna Frank made me paint these paintings:
// a group shot of some paintings from my Kaftan series, with two new ones: otuzüç (vezir VIII) and otuzdört
Onur and I painting the interior window pane in the studio. The ugly burgundy/brown color was bothering me since I moved in, and finally we got a chance to cover it with white. Took some time-lapse photos of us masking, painting, then finally removing the mask over the course of three days. Check it out:
Whitening: A time-lapse experiment from Onur Orhon on Vimeo.
// Last week – with Onur’s help – I painted my separator window frames to white. I had these wreaths I got from Sirince, a village near Izmir/Turkey. When you visit, you buy one of these hand made fresh daisy wreaths, wear them and walk around with them. It looks quite pretty.
I managed to bring a couple back with me and I hung them next to my evil eye protectors, over the new painted windows.
I really love how they complement each other.
I was away from my studio, in Istanbul and Marmaris for the whole month of April. It was great! With all the before and after excitement/adjustment, I have not physically been painting, let’s say for two months.
Now I am back in my studio, full of empty canvases –hopefully inspirations–
// I’m psyched to report that artreview.com beta launched last week. Finally, the art community has its own social networking site, and a really good one at that.
My work is picked as part of today’s slideshow in the gallery section on the homepage. “Every day we select 10 new intriguing and impactful artworks by members of artreview.com for the slideshow above.”
I am thrilled!