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Figen West


He graduated from Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty Painting Department in 1989 .

He completed his master's degree at the same university in 1996 with his thesis titled 'Picture in Contemporary Architecture'. The artist, who is doing his doctorate in Yeditepe University Plastic Arts Painting Major, has works in many private collections in Turkey and abroad. The artist, who draws attention especially with his large-size works, continues to work in his workshop in Şaşkınbakkal, Istanbul.

      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b3b-136bad  _cc781905-5cde-3194- ccde-3194cf13631365c5cf3b31994cbdc13653155cf -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_   When we look at Figen Batı's painting within the possibilities of an abstractionist painting language; the "objective" self of the artist's creations of the limited-unlimited shaped and the unformed in a metaphorical expression can be considered as the constituent components of the artist's world .


      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b3b-136bad  _cc781905-5cde-3194- ccde-3194cf13631365c5cf3b31994cbdc13653155cf -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_   If we approach the problem of the artist's imagination from a phenomenological point of view; it is seen that meddling with existence implies magical meanings. This result always opens the door to identification, extending into the deep realm of existence. Sartre: “To create images is to put reality at a distance.” says. This is the activity of the dream product of going out of existence. The works of Figen Batı that emerged through encounters; they are the "timeless" flows of a rational, sensory and emotional bond established by the conscious, the conscious  gold and the unconscious in a dialectic. In the dialectical relationship between time and existence, the artist carries the fears, happiness, disappointment, and stuckness in his own existence between the inner conflicts and the past and the future that the artist attributes to the self  with images_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf78d_cf78d-5 _ 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ instantiates time. Syndrome    _syndrome of insight  is a dynamic determination of movements in the inner universe of insight. The relationship that the artist establishes with objects also includes fragile expressions within chaotic processes. Even though he has always kept himself in the present, all times turn into disparate images by moving in each other. The theme of painting brings him face to face with concrete facts, events and feelings. Every image is in it concrete representations of real events. It occurs in different forms. Every phenomenon related to life gets entangled with each other and reaches the grasp of the artist's aesthetic ideal. Each  is an innate state of instantaneous existence. They include the artist's concern to reach the future and the universal on an objective plane. The harmonic integrity created by energy, time and space on the canvas pushes the limits of image power by bringing objects to the surface. The objects it makes visible are reflected in their color forms, creating an expression process  questioning . The contrasts of the light-dark values in the backgrounds  create space-enhancing effects. The distributions of the contrasts on the canvas contribute to the expression of aesthetic thought, with color nuances,  with light spots, your color  in some places transparent, in some places exploding. Although he prefers monochrome harmony in some of his compositions, many of his paintings suggest an emotional expression with contrast  harmonies. Where the image comes to life, the borders are within each other  they create integrity with color spots, they evolve into a chaos where forms flow. 


Picture of       _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-3194_fb-136bad5cf ; It is the aesthetic of a self-affirming, denial, sensual expression between reason and imagination. It marks a transparent reality with its fictional intensity, its anomaly, its extravagance, and its details  . By questioning time in an infinity, without beginning  unknown in what dimension and plane...




1989 Young Talents Exhibition, Istanbul Painting and Sculpture Museum

1990  Press Museum Karma  Painting Exhibition

1993 The Gallery  Etiler, Istanbul, Solo Exhibition

1997 Maritime Museum Art Gallery Solo Exhibition, Beşiktaş Istanbul

1997 Ankara Painting and Sculpture Museum 'Encounters II'

1997 Koç University, Istanbul.'Aesthetic Dynamics in Contemporary Turkish Painting Exhibition'

1998 Izmir Painting and Sculpture Museum Solo Exhibition

1998 Naval Museum Art Gallery 'Encounters III' Group Exhibition

1999 24 December-14 January 1999 Albatros Group Exhibition Akbank Bahariye-Istanbul

2000 Bodrum Museum Art Gallery, Bodrum. Group Painting Exhibition

2001 Ankara Painting and Sculpture Museum, Ankara. Mixed Painting Exhibition

2004 Cyprus 'Encounters' Karma  Paintings Exhibition

2007 Naval Museum Art Gallery 'Line' Group Exhibition


2008 Kazım Karabekir Cultural Center, Erenköy, Istanbul.  Solo Exhibition

2008 Yalova International Art Meeting


2009 May-June CREATIVE EUPHORIA , Curator: Rowena Martinez Ulayan. Beylerbeyi Palace-Istanbul

2009 Kazım Karabekir Cultural Center, Istanbul. 'A_R_A_L_I_K' International Group Exhibition


2010 February Arab Cultural Center, Damascus, Syria. Turkish Artists Group Painting Exhibition

2010 March Friendship Art Exhibition Turkey and Tonami 2010, Japan, Tonami Muse

Turkish, Dutch, Japanese Brotherhood Exhibition

2010 April Istanbul, Ortaköy Art Gallery BBK  'The Bridge –Kakehashi'  

Joint Exhibition of Japanese Kaze Plastic Arts Association and Turkish Artists  Turkey Exhibition

2010 August Romania, Lucian Grigorescu International Painting Camp, 19-31 August 2010

2010 December The Green Park Pendik Hotel & Convertion Center Art Hall ' DECEMBER 10'


2011 January 'AURA' Group Painting Exhibition Tuzla Municipality Art Center, Tuzla

2011   'SQUARELER' Solo Painting Exhibition, Atatürk Library Taksim, Istanbul

2011    “Squares-Impressions”, Caddebostan Cultural Center, Istanbul

2011      _cc781905-5cde-3194- ccde-3194- 136dbc-13365c5cf -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     International Çorum Art Meeting, Çorum


2012      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b3b-136dcdec-136bad5cf -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     19 April - 9 May 'DER'İN' Solo Painting Exhibition, ISO Beyoğlu

2012       _cc781905-5cde-3159c-ccf1958dc-1335359cf58d_cc781905cdeccf1958dc43153bad_bad358dcf31359c 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_   October 12-30 “BRAND IT!” Group Painting Exhibition, rh+ artgalery Nisantasi Istanbul

2012       _cc781905-5cde-3159c-ccf1958dc-1335359cf58d_cc781905cdeccf1958dc43153bad_bad358dcf31359c 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_   17-25 November 22nd International Istanbul Art Fair, TÜYAP Istanbul

2012      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b3b-136dcdec-136bad5cf -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     23-29 November “CONNECTED” Group Exhibition. MIXER Tophane Istanbul

2012       _cc781905-5cde-3159c-ccf1958dc-1335359cf58d_cc781905cdeccf1958dc43153bad_bad358dcf31359c 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_   22 November-05 December “Encounters 5th Group Painting Exhibition” Nicosia, Cyprus


2013 June, International Orange Blossom art column


2014       _cc781905-5cde-3175cdeccf-1958dc-1335359c-bb358_dcfc-136359c 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ Tuzla Municipality Art Gallery 'Tuzla Mix' Figen West Hülya Küpçüoğlu Ece Deryaoglu  _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5c

     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad_- 5cf31- 139 bb3b-136bad5cf58d_       _cc5819_f583bd_cc781904-bb3353b_cc581905cf335359cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ _cc5819_f58cf313353b_cc581994-bb3353bd_cc581994-bb3353b3b3b-136bad5cf58d_ _cc781905 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ Paintings

2014       _cc781905-5cde-3175cdeccf-1958dc-1335359c-bb358_dcfc-136359c 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_   Mart, ALEV High School Exhibition Hall Solo Painting Exhibition

2014       _cc781905-5cde-3175cdeccf-1958dc-1335359c-bb358_dcfc-136359c 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_   Kasım, Kaş Art Gallery  “20 Years 20 Artists Group Exhibition” Istanbul

2014       _cc781905-5cde-3175cdeccf-1958dc-1335359c-bb358_dcfc-136359c 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_   December, MKM, Istanbul Art Gathering, Orange Blossom Art Colony 

     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad_- 5cf31- 139 bb3b-136bad5cf58d_       _cc5819_f583bd_cc781904-bb3353b_cc581905cf335359cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ _cc5819_f58cf313353b_cc581994-bb3353bd_cc581994-bb3353b3b3b-136bad5cf58d_ _cc781905 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ International Group Exhibition


2015      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b3b-136dcdec1363159cf5cf -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_   March , 'Encounters 6 ' ISO Art Gallery International painting exhibition.

2015       _cc781905-5cde-3195cf_1958dc_1335359c_cc781905cf5cde_cf359cf5cf359cf34359c 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ March, 'Women Piercing the Glass Ceiling' Exhibition, GÖRSAV BeylerBeyi Palace.

2015 29 April-20 May, İki Güneş, Solo Painting Exhibition, Güneş Sigorta Art Gallery, Gayrettepe, İstanbul

2017       13 January-12 February, 'Every moment is the trace of my color' Personal Painting Exhibition, The Marmara_1905, Pera -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_


2018       _cc781905-5cde-3159cfcf1958dc-1335359c-bb3b-1958dc-133559c 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_   Contemporary Istanbul, Gorsav

2018 February 9 – March 10, 'Local Codes Global Forms' ,  Group exhibition, GÖRSAV _Şişli Municipality, Istanbul

2018      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-58d_58dc-bb3b-1365cb-art fair-art fair _cc781905-bb3b58d_1365cb3b58d58dcbb3b58d58dc-art fair

2018       _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b_136bad5 Tüyap İstanbul

2018       'back home' 12 cm international exhibition, Gallery Diani, istanbul

2019       _cc781905-5cde-3194cde-bb3b-136bad  _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb394-058dcbdc16531 Istanbulbd_cc781905_13531 Istanbul 'ne  parallel exhibition 'sailing cycle across seven continents'

     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad_- 5cf31- 139 bb3b-136bad5cf58d_       Gallery Binyıl, Istanbul

2019       _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b_1394c 21. November international thessaloniki contemporary fair

     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad_- 5cf31- 139 bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     Millennium2020   _cc781905-cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_Gallery Millennium2020  _cdcf358d3136559  

2020       12 february-29 february_cc781905- Regis Istanbul

2020      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5c Tophane-i 

      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b3b-136bad  _cc781905-5cde-3194- ccde-3194cf13631365c5cf3b31994cbdc13653155cf -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     Amire Culture and Art Center, Istanbul



 Figen West

Nevzat Ayasbeyoğlu sk no 6 İclal Ap.

Erenkoy / Kadıköy-Istanbul Turkey


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