The Embrace

alemdar

Year:

2017

Media:

oil on linen

Size (cm):

59 x 71 x 1

London 2018

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Forever and Always

alemdar

Year:

2017

Media:

oil on canvas

Size (cm):

122 x 84 x 1

London 2018

Hope

alemdar

Year:

2017

Media:

oil on tondo canvas

Size (cm):

81 x 81 x 1

London 2018

Biography

Group Exhibitions

1994 - Hyde Park Gallery, London UK
1995 - Cannes International Institute, Cannes, France
1995 - Alternative Art Gallery, London, UK
1997 - Art Encounter Gallery, Las Vegas, Colorado
1998 - Hatfield House, Hatfield, UK
1999 - Art Share Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2000 - Terra Gallery, London, UK
2001 - Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston, UK
2001 - 2004 - Idea Fine Art, London, UK
2005 - Holland Park Orangery, London, UK
2005 - Artful Eye Gallery, Connecticut, USA
2009 - Pantiles Edge Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, UK
2013 - Gill Lloyd Gallery, Wessex, UK
2006/2016 - Grahams Fine Art Gallery, London, UK
2015/2016- 40/40 Exhibition, GX Gallery, London, UK

Auctions

Bonham’s, London, UK
The Gherkin Building Art Auction for Float Art and Bishopsland Educational Trust, London, UK

Solo Exhibitions

1997 - National Centre of Culture, Skopye, Macedonia
1998 - Mo Vaan Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
1998 - Art for All Gallery, Santa Ana, California
1999 - Unicorn Gallery, Chelsea, London, UK
2000 - Terra Gallery, London, UK
2001 - Launch of Neomodernism, Idea Fine Art, London
- New York
2001 - St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, London, UK
2001 - St James’ Church, London, UK
2002 - Idea Fine Art, London, UK
2009 - Adam Street Club, London, UK
2003/2016 - GX Gallery, London, UK
2015 - Searcy’s, The Gherkin Building, London, UK
2016 – Inner Visions. Art No 12 Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2016 – The Figure Revisited, GX Gallery, London, UK
2017 – Forever and Always, Zari Gallery, London, UK

Charity and Fundraising Work

St Richard’s Hospital MRI Scanner Fund,
Chichester, UK
King’s Hospital, Camberwell, UK
Charitable Fund for Saving Croatian Monuments
(For Lady Beresford - Pierce)
Save the Children, UK
Max’s Foundation, London, UK

Project

I am an artist, educator, art theoretician and co-founder of Neomodernism, an art movement that espouses spiritual and aesthetic values in art. Blurring the boundaries between the figurative and abstract, I invite the viewer to immerse themselves in a spiritual depiction of the human form. I try to depict mystical imagery through a classic (Renaissance technique of glazing) and cultivated artistic palette. Easily recognizable with the curvy shapes and rich colour sense, my aim is to create a visual harmony . Each painting is developed from sketches and drawings which affirm his continuous search of stylized / idealized form. These are then methodically developed into the final colour glazes and forms on the canvas. Readings on philosophy, poetry and mythology have remained my primary
sources of inspiration. I approach each body of work with a considered, subtle palette and reflective mind. In my latest work I am stripping back some of the layers in the backgrounds and strengthening the lyrical nature of my paintings. In contrast to prior works which have been darker, richer and earthier in tone and composition these new paintings are fresh and uplifting, with soft, lighter hues inviting the viewer into an altogether more languid, contemplative space. It has always been my stylistic aim to tender a delicate vision of the human form with a deliberate sense of poetic narrative. I like to think it is imagery with clear and gentle certainty at times but also sometimes imbued with more ambiguous, albeit amorous connotations. I want this uncertainty to play on the viewer like a succession of musical notes, each withdrawing and reasserting itself until the core feeling surfaces: a mysterious possibility, an intimate moment arrested in eternity. I am careful for every detail and glaze of transparent paint to be treated with consummate appreciation of its structure and tangibility. I want to present an unearthly, almost magical sensation that permeates through the canvases to promote a vision which transcends the common range of human perception.