"The artworks by contemporary Turkish woman artist Pinar Ture Gursoy are immediately charged with feeling and deep emotion. Her expression is figurative and the subjects of her paintings are described in a beauty that is not only corporeal but also metaphysical. The contours of the bodies became almost evanescent and the faces often have empty or impressive eyes, telling of the complexity of living and the torment of feelings. What also distinguishes her work are the ruined surfaces that, in some cases, are reminiscent of the fresco painting which contributes to the perception of a malignant action of time. Her art, influenced by an expressionist language, nevertheless remains linked to the tradition of her origins, also showing a strong interest in Greek and Ottoman culture."
— Francesca Brunello, Art Curator
Pınar Türe Gürsoy is an Istanbul-based figurative painter. Trained in Urban Design at the Yildiz Technical University, she worked as an architect. Holding a Masters degree in Museum Management from Istanbul University in 2016, Pınar has exhibited internationally. She was shortlisted for the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum International Competition in 2018. In 2021, her artworks featured at Hysterica of the M.A.D.S. Art Gallery and she had a Solo Exhibition at The Holy Art Gallery in London (15th Jan - 15th Feb 2022).
Throughout her career, Pınar developed a passion for the Atelier Movement, at various established artist studios in Istanbul. Embracing her foundation in traditional techniques, she attended workshops at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris. She aims to maintain her unique visual language mixing autobiographical material with inspirations from Greek & Ottoman iconography. Her sources vary from childhood memories, sketches and objects that she came across at major museums. Mother to two daughters, Pınar made of the female form the highlight of her practice.
Pınar is also available for special commissions and bespoke paintings.
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