TRAUTMANN Art Exhibition at ISMET V. GÜNEY ART CENTRE IN NICOSIA with opening on 20
September 2017 at 19:00 hrs until 30 September, 13:00 hrs
was on the occasion of the International Day of the Arts on April 15, 2017 that
Heidi Trautmann’s exhibition was opened
in Famagusta at the R. R. Denktaş Culture and Congress Centre under the
auspices of the EMU Centre for Cyprus Studies, Dr. Naciye Doratli, by the Eastern
Mediterranean University, the Rector, Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam, and our Art
Association EMAA (European Mediterranean Art Association, President Zehra Şonya.
second show had been planned to take place in Nicosia now between 20-30
September, 2017, at the Ismet V. Güney Art Centre, especially for those who
could not undertake the journey to Famagusta.
her work Heidi Trautmann draws the attention to people’s life, their
personality and daily problems and she thinks that the truth comes out better
with fast sketches, by catching the moment of a movement or a mood and adding
to the background a graphic interpretation, often the drawings come along as
caricatures or rather as an overdrawn image of the character. She uses many
different techniques in order to express her view of the situation, including
her morning Turkish coffee which she pours onto a sheet of glass for a print. Lines
is what she uses most, be it charcoal or ink, on sheets that were prepared as
monoprints, paper collages or water colour washes: Heidi says that we all have
to adapt to background conditions, thus have my drawn people to adapt.
most important task has always been to support the arts because she believes in
the power of all art disciplines, be it visual arts, literature or theatre. She
regards the arts as the most important tool in education as it teaches people to
use their senses fully; here we repeat some of her words of her opening speech
in Famagusta for the International Day of the Arts:
Many people ask,
what is art? What does it stand for? Is it part of interior design… Or a sort of philosophy? It is said that it
can heal people……
For me ART is
LIFE, it is life under a magnifying glass, it is made by people for people; it
is to understand matters of nature and humanity.
Art is as old as
our globe. With the urge to express themselves, the cavemen took stones to
scratch their experiences into rocks….or to record historical events…. the
armies of early wars took hired painters with them, explorers did. Art is a
form of science, it researches things to the very bottom and uses the results
in various directions; it develops the human senses and makes people see behind
the curtain. Often it is not for the pleasure of our eyes. Art has become a
very important means of worldwide communication with the many international art
events; we have Biennales in almost all
countries of the world. International Art colonies have become the fashion and
artists are invited around the world for interesting art workshops. I have
watched this phenomenon also here in North Cyprus, with many of our artists
regularly going to such events, even to Korea, China and Japan, but we also
have international art workshops on the island, I have many times written about
them, and thus we get to know artists and their work, their thinking and
culture first hand.
It has always
been my wish to share and to support art and artists because I believe in the
science of art, to help educate young…. and old – you are never too young or
too old – in our Thursday Art group we have members of much over 80 years,
which I am approaching myself very fast.
The artists who
give their devotion and time to teach art have my greatest respect. Art not
only makes people see and trains them to use their senses fully, it makes them
happy, or rather fulfilled, it gives children and adults self-confidence, keeps
them away from nonsense and electronic games and dreams.
It is World Art
Day today, a reason to think about its worth.
There is still
so much to see and to learn, for example what material people are made of, they
carry in them the secrets of the soil they were born on, what shadows are on
their souls through the daily events that are thrown in their way. It is people
that make the culture of a country, all members of society are creators in one
way or another and we need to respect and recognize all of them, it is a
country’s language. I think this is the main purpose of making art.
DAÜ TV did a nice pre-exhibition
film with Zehra Şonya speaking……
DAÜ TV / Radyo DAÜ
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