Sefkat Islegen

Sefkat Islegen

Sefkat Islegen

Art Exhibition



November 2 - December 15, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Howard Thurman Center
Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Lower Level
Boston, MA

Sefkat Islegen

Artist Şefkat İşleğen uses original print techniques in her paintings. Rather than using too many colors in her works, she prefers to use different tones of a single color. She also prefers to use colors which are not too bright but those which would be more visible by the effect of light, subject to perception of the viewer.

According to the artist, “Despite general knowledge, ears don’t listen, but instead the eyes help us to perceive through the help of the brain. Rhythm, balance and colors in a picture are observed by the eyes and gains a meaning. This perception becomes especially important in case of abstract paintings. The viewer only sees what she/he wants to see based on her/his own experiences or personal history, but not what is drawn in the picture by the artist.”


Sefkat IslegenŞefkat İşleğen was born in Izmir. She graduated from the Dokuz Eylül University Fine Arts Institute Graphics Department, and received additional training for a year at Eskişehir Anadolu University. She is a member of the International Plastic Artists and United Painters Association. She prefers to use metal and lino in her printing work. She has had 35 individual exhibitions and many of her works are in several domestic and international private collections. She has participated in 26 exhibitions so far in several foreign countries and 25 international art symposia. Her paintings have been exhibited in museums, galleries, art festivals and private art exhibits in numerous countries all around the world.

Recent exhibitions which she has participated in include:
C.A.M. Museum, Napoli, Italy;
Yunus Emre Cultural Center, Rome, Italy;
Bologna Art Expo, Italy;
Jaipur Art Festival, India;
Daira Gallery, Hyderabad, India;
Loft Gallery, Mumbai, India;
Nahcevan Painters Art Gallery, Azerbaijan;
Erlin Gallery, Budapest, Hungary;
Turkish Embassy, Washington, USA;
Scope Art Fair, Miami, USA;
Turkish Embassy, Tokyo, Japan;
Gallery Riddaren, Stockholm, Sweden;
Caterina de Medici Contest, Florence, Italy;
Gent Community Exhibition Hall, Belgium;
Community Gallery, Bremen, Germany.

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Special thanks to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, the Consulate General of Turkey in Boston, and Turkish Airlines for their support.

Co-presented with Boston University Howard Thurman Center