Devrim Erbil Solo Exhibition
ArtSpace Dubai, UAE
Through March 17, 2013
The exhibition features pieces from the artist Devrim Erbil lastest collection.
Green Spring in Istanbul, 2013
140cm x 140cm
Mixed Media on Canvas
Photo Courtesy of the artist and ArtSpace Dubai
DEVIRM ERBIL was born in Usak in 1937. He was enrolled in the painting department of the State Academy of Fine Arts in Istanbul in 1955. He studied first in the academy`s Gallery section under Halil Dikmen and later in the studio of Bedri Rahmi Eyüboglu.
In 1959 he founded the "Soyutçu 7`ler" (Seven Abstractionists) group. After graduating from the academy`s painting department he joined academy (in 1962) as a teaching assistant, undertaking duties in the studios of Bedri Rahmi Eyüboglu, Cemal Tollu and Cevat Dereli. In 1963 he founded the Mavi Grup (Blue Group) in association with Tülay Tura, Altan Gürman, Adnan Çoker and Sarkis. In 1965, Devrim Erbil was awarded and art scholarship by the Spanish government and began studying in Madrid and Barcelona. The artist continued his studies in Paris and London. He was awarded the title "State Artist" in 1991.
Devrim Erbil`s works have been shown frequently in group exhibitions in Turkey and abroad. Works by the artist have been selected for the collection of the state museums of painting and sculpture in Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir. Works by him are also at the Museum of Modern Art in Bucharest, at the Banja Luka Umjetnicka Gallery, in Ben and Abby Grey Foundation Collection, the Ankara National Library Collection, and in a number of public and private collections in Turkey and abroad.