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Seçil Güven was born in the northwest of Turkey in 1994. She undertook a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Marmara University in Istanbul in 2016. During her time there, she worked in the studio where she had the opportunity to work with traditional fine art mediums such as iron, steel, copper, wood, and glass. The works that came forth from working with these mediums were often supported with contemporary concepts. This experience was the first step of her artistic search. After four years of formal study, she moved to Amsterdam in 2016 where she embraced the idea of working with oils as “a perfect form of self-expression” she says.“Nature is honest and it is the wellspring of my works in which I depict one’s complex state of mind through the purest and simplest way possible. I provoke watchers to find communion with the subject matter of my works.”

 

EDUCATION
 

2016
Marmara University, BFA, Istanbul, Turkey


2012
Bandırma Vocational High School, Graphic Design and Photography, Bandırma, Turkey

 

  

EXHIBITIONS
 

2019/2020
Mirer Gallery Spring/Summer Group Exhibition
27 May - 2 June 2019, 4 Mason's Yard St. James's London


2018/2019
BP Portrait Award Exhibition 2018

   14 June-23 September, National Portrait Gallery, London,
   13 October–2 December 2018, Wolverhampton Art Gallery

   15 Dec 2018-10 March 2019, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh 
   30 March–16 June 2019, Winchester Discovery Centre

2016/2017
Graduation Exhibition, Cumhuriyet Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Printmaking Group Exhibition, Marmara University Exhibition Hall, Istanbul, Turkey 

 

 

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