GROUP EXHIBITION – SOSYOMANYA – BOZLU ART PROJECT

Bozlu Art Project hosted the exhibition “SOSYOMANYA” between June 15 – August 26. The exhibition, curated by Özlem İnay Erten focuses on the effect of the use of “SOCIAL MEDIA”, becoming nearly to a pathological level today to the reflections on inner world of individuals and social relations. The exhibition hosted the works of Ali Alışır, İlgen Arzık, Beyza Boynudelik, […]

SOLO EXHIBITION – SELF-PORTRAITS – BOZLU ART PROJECT

Every Painting is a Self-Portrait Utku Dervent Each and every one of our relationships with the world are mirrors that reflect us back at ourselves. Every painting made, by way of relating to the world, is a self portrait as the painter’s encounter with their own self. This is so because what the painter depicts […]

GROUP EXHIBITION – OPUS CHROMA – SUMMART

The ‘Opus Chroma’ made up of four painters, is a group that came together to think upon the color in painting. In ‘Opus Chroma’, each artist interacts with color in different ways. The color shows itself in a different fragment with each of them. As part of the course of their lives this difference makes […]

GROUP EXHIBITION – BEING THERE / ORADA OLMAK – BOZLU ART PROJECT

Utku Dervent has based his paintings on the relationships between space and form, light and colour for many long years. Here he questions the possibilities inherent in fundamental notions such as coherence-harmony-balance with his abstract geometrical constructs, and emphasizes that the most distinctive and appealing aspect of this game of possibilities for him lies in […]

SOLO EXHIBITION – ARTICLE ART GALLERY

The geometry of emptiness and fullness… … or Art as a rational arrangement About Utku Dervent’s works of art… Ümit İnatçı The remoteness-closeness relationship of art that depends on optical reality is related to the emptiness-fullness relationship of the distances between nature’s components. Given that we recognize landscapes on a frontal plane rather than with […]

SOLO EXHIBITION – ÇEŞİTLEMELER – ART HOME

Variations: The Possibilities of a Painting Using the technical potentials of serigraphy to create variation rather than for reproduction, Utku Dervent blends the same elements and colours together in order to bring to light the possibilities and potentials always contained within a painting, but that must usually be eliminated in its formation stage. The method […]

SOLO EXHIBITION – İŞ SANAT GALERİSİ

As one who conceives of abstract painting to be a structure that leads from plurality towards singularity within the framework of geometric possibilities, Utku Dervent believes that a pure language of painting, devoid of figure, comes closer to emotion than figurative painting… … according to Dervent abstract painting is more closely related to emotion than […]

GROUP EXHIBITION – WHAT’S MISSING? EKSİK OLAN? – KARŞI SANAT

This article expresses Utku Dervent’s thoughts about contemporary art and art market in the context of the exhibiton called ‘What’s Missing?’ held at ‘Karşı Sanat’ in 2003.   ART UNDER THE BANNER OF CONCEPT I do not oppose anyone.  I just side with myself. It is under the banner of a predetermined concept that art […]

SOLO EXHIBITION – ARTIUM SANAT EVİ

Utku Dervent’s geometrically structured paintings, which from time to time evoke the motifs of Anatolian carpet (kilim) designs… Art lovers will be able to enjoy Utku Dervent’s geometrically structured paintings, which display a striking wealth of colour and form and from time to time evoke the elegant motifs of Anatolian carpet designs, in an exhibition […]

GROUP EXHIBITION / APPROACHES YAKLAŞIMLAR – AKBANK KÜLTÜR SANAT MERKEZİ

…When I look at the works in this exhibition, I realise that the artists have come a long way to surmount this challenge and actually lent an ear to their inner voice in the process of creating… The geometric-abstract paintings of Utku Dervent are primarily composed of intersecting vertical and diagonal lines of force. His […]

GROUP EXHIBITION / MINIMAL MAXIMAL – BERAL MADRA

Utku Dervent’s grid-like paintings with cool and serene colours feed the viewer’s need for repetition which stands for continuity and conviction. The rectangular elements intricately traversing each other vary in colour, size and volume, but mostly they converge into a central point. There are two way to read these painting. One of them is to […]

GROUP EXHIBITION / KIRMIZI BEYAZ – GALERİ B

… In the exhibition, the most popular colours of the nation rest as wholes on two opposite poles. Impartial and neutral white against violent red, dark against light… In depicting this, canvases sometimes stretch beyond the classical rectangular form and become diptychs or triptychs. The use of polygonal surfaces, installations and a variety of material/media […]