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Evin Art Gallery is delighted to host the solo exhibition of Işık Güner, who has been a botanical artist for more than ten years and has taken part in many projects in Turkey and around the world to illustrate wild plants.
The exhibition is prepared in tandem with the publication of the Turkish edition of her book “Doğanın Detaylarını Görmek”. It is the first book in Turkey that describes botanical illustration in a scientific manner and its techniques. Her book was published in Spain in 2019 as De Botánica (Botanical Illustration From Life) and was subsequently translated into English and French. Chinese and Korean editions will also be published in 2021.
In her exhibition, Botanical Illustration from Life, lşık Güner will display up to fifty of her works. The exhibition will have several herbarium specimens of the plants she has depicted to complement her art. With each botanical illustration in the exhibition, the attendees will be able to take part in journeys to different lands and experience the steps she took to complete a painting from drawing exercises, sketches and colour experiments to the final version. You will witness a long-lasting adventure in the world of plants in lşık Güner’s exhibition.
lşık Güner is currently working as an art editor of the Illustrated Flora of Turkey. She is an award-winning botanical artist and her illustrations from these projects have found themselves in the collections of Shirley Sherwood, London, Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh and the Hunt Institute, USA. She also works as a tutor in the Distance Diploma Course in Botanical illustration at Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh which is one of the flagship courses in this area.