Mother Earth gives Life – we know that – and all three terms are inseparably
connected, they are one unit. It is the title of Pembe Gaziler’s exhibition at
the Eaved House in Nicosia which opened on October 15. We had missed her
presence in the art scene for far too long. Welcome back, Pembe.
conducted an interview with her in 2012 at a time when she led a most stressful
and confusing life, three corner stones, on the one side her art which always
has meant a lot to her – and to us - on the other sides the new project of ‘art
therapy’ which was very important for her for her teaching in school, and
finally tango, yes, tango.
the day teaching art, at night teaching tango. She then said to me: I felt
miserable to have to neglect my own art but the organisation of our life ate me
up.” At the end of our interview I concluded: ‘There are some projects you
start in life which tend to develop their own momentum; one just has to take
care that they don’t overtake you.’
year of study at a very good art school in Barcelona has shown her the
direction on the road she wanted to follow. Her work is thought provoking,
symbolic, archaic. Nature in its deepest meaning and values is in the centre of
it, extending to the meaning of woman and motherhood with all of them in
balance. The close-up photos of nature images she took in Barcelona further
explain her appreciation of nature.
of small art pieces where she combines nature with her hands’ work, a display of
symbiosis between nature and mankind.
of thoughts about life, phases of life, they seem to tumble down but are held
upright, somehow life always goes on. Here her work reminds me of old cultures
in South America I have come across.
series of respect and love she shows with her small monuments of soil from
places she has lived and which are part of her: Australia, Plataniskia,
Barcelona and more…
monuments of her thoughts and talks to the material she has formed and brought
to life, and now, she says…”they speak to me”…… and they speak to us.
exhibition can be visited until 22 October,
12.00 – 18.00 hrs