- What’s On
Contemporary figurative and expressive painter Yavuz Tanyeli presents his solo show, ‘Donkey’.
‘The image of donkey has been started to appear in my paintings in 80s. I wanted to paint the neighborhood’s wood-chopper’s donkey -named Kadife*- who also brings wood to my atelier in Istanbul, Beykoz. I asked him to bring the donkey into the studio. I took the donkey in and placed some fruits in front of her, I’ve painted her in a large scaled canvas, it turned out good. Afterwards, the image of donkey got into my painting from time to time, it gained its place in many of my paintings. In late years I’ve started to paint black and white, large scaled drawings of donkey. In most of my exhibitions, I wanted to show my drawings also, beside my work on canvas. In this exhibition you will see the donkeys of recent period, black and white, the donkey-looking stains in my brain… ‘