By Heidi Trautmann
is an order of movement, a statement by Plato, and the theme of the exhibition
of three great painters at the Atatürk Cultural Centre in Nicosia from April
20-30, with works that I have seen and admired before. I do not want to repeat
myself so I add my reviews of some years before, I could not say it any better
it is for the first time that I see them all together. Yes, I agree there is
something the three painters have in common here, that is movement.
we have a comment by Alev Adil, who is a poet, performance artist and scholar,
sensation – Here we have three artists who bring rhythmic vitality in visual
sensation. Don’t interrogate the image, rather search for objects, colours and
characters as symbols of rhythm. These paintings are not the representation of
rhythm, they are rhythm itself. Observe the rhythms which create the sensate
existence of painting, and thus life itself. Rhythm is more basic and profound
than vision, hearing, or any of the senses. Rhythm is the coexistence of
diastolic and systolic, of the expansion and contradiction of the body in the
world, of being and becoming. Rhythm is sensation in its purest form and thus
the essence of painting. As Cezanne said, and Deleuze echoed, after him, rhythm
is the logic of sensation.
Onar made another statement out of which I would like to cite one phrase:….. An artistic resistance, continuing archiving
what time destroys in the most anachronic spaces…
it not a known truth that painters have always been archivers, recording the
flow of history? Recording the changes of time?