"Dark Cube" that you can view within STROKE 2017, represents the revolt of the artist towards social, cultural, political, humanitarian and artistic limitations in Turkey. During these painful days while justice is tried to be effaced by creatures that believe they are king vultures, while the traces of the old empire are tried to be brought to life by today's concretion-lover political regime, as if Turkish Republic has never existed, and art is retrogressed one more step day by day, "Dark Cube" tells the independence story of a lot of "birds" which flutter to gain back their freedom...

During these painful days while justice is tried to be effaced by creatures that believe they are king vultures, while the traces of the old empire are tried to be brought to life by today's concretion-lover political regime, as if Turkish Republic has never existed, and art is retrogressed one more step day by day, "Dark Cube" tells the independence story of a lot of "birds" which flutter to gain back their freedom...

See the Dark Cube Collection

 

 

 

 

As a scientific definition, a wing is a type of fin that produces lift, while moving through air or some other fluid. As such, wings have streamlined cross-sections that are subject to aerodynamic forces and act as an airfoils. A wing's aerodynamic efficiency is expressed as its lift-to-drag ratio. The lift a wing generates at a given speed and angle of attack can be one to two orders of magnitude greater than the total drag on the wing. A high lift-to-drag ratio requires a significantly smaller thrust to propel the wings through the air at sufficient lift.

In mythology also there are many of sacred creatures which have wings... For example in Greek mythology, "Icarus" is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus, the creator of the Labyrinth. Often depicted in art, Icarus and his father attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. Icarus' father warns him first of complacency and then of hubris, asking that he fly neither too low nor too high, so the sea's dampness would not clog his wings or the sun's heat melt them. Icarus ignored his father's instructions not to fly too close to the sun; when the wax in his wings melted he tumbled out of the sky and fell into the sea where he drowned.

But for Dilara, wings are the most important, unvisible and sacred parts of our body. Like the wings of an angel...

It's told that the left wing is connected with the heart which is located at the left side of the body too... And if your heart is broken one time, your left wing also will be broken and you can not fly to the sky anymore...

See the Angel Wings Collection 

 

 

 

 

Dilara Aygün, in her third personal exhibition "Palm and Fish" (2016) aims neon colors that interact with black lights and actually are organized according to them, to pass the existing limits and generate the "Neonism" movement. The masterpiece of this exhibition is "Palms Night" painting, inspired by Van Gogh's "Starry Night".

You can see this painting as a part of the artist's fourth exhibition "Dark Cube", within STROKE 2017. This painting that can be classified as "Neon Impressionism" is a ceiling painting. It includes two different celestial maps and it is possible to view three different impressions under three different light reflections which are blue light, black light and dayligh.

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The pursuit of the artist on neon paints was expectedly not limited to canvas, decoration tools and shoes. In this period, she continued to score with art and entertainment lovers in Istanbul by presenting lots of neon installations and indoors/outdoors regulations that shine in darkness. In this period, she continued to score with art and entertainment lovers in Istanbul by presenting lots of neon installations and indoors/outdoors regulations that shine in darkness.

That was black light art…

See Dilara Aygun's Party Decorations

 

 

 

Murals of sorts date to Upper Paleolithic times such as the paintings in the Chauvet Cave in Ardèche department of southern France (around 30,000 BC). Many ancient murals have been found within ancient Egyptian tombs (around 3150 BC), the Minoan palaces (Middle period III of the Neopalatial period, 1700–1600 BC) and in Pompeii (around 100 BC – AD 79).

During the Middle Ages murals were usually executed on dry plaster (secco). The huge collection of Kerala mural painting dating from the 14th century are examples of fresco secco. In Italy, circa 1300, the technique of painting of frescos on wet plaster was reintroduced and led to a significant increase in the quality of mural painting.

In modern times, the term became more well-known with the Mexican muralism art movement (Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros and José Orozco). There are many different styles and techniques. The best-known is probably fresco, which uses water-soluble paints with a damp lime wash, a rapid use of the resulting mixture over a large surface, and often in parts (but with a sense of the whole). The colors lighten as they dry. The marouflage method has also been used for millennia.

Murals today are painted in a variety of ways, using oil or water-based media. The styles can vary from abstract to trompe-l'œil (a French term for "fool" or "trick the eye"). Initiated by the works of mural artists like Graham Rust or Rainer Maria Latzke in the 1980s, trompe-l'oeil painting has experienced a renaissance in private and public buildings in Europe. Today, the beauty of a wall mural has become much more widely available with a technique whereby a painting or photographic image is transferred to poster paper or canvas which is then pasted to a wall surface (like wallpaper, Frescography) to give the effect of either a hand-painted mural or realistic scene.

See Dilara Aygun's Murals

 

In "Locked-Up Women 2" exhibition (2011) which was a sequel of this series, her intensified thoughts and improved technique, her innovative works that were experimented in various field such as decoration and textile, met the audience, where fluorescent/neon materials were used independently from canvas..

In "Locked-Up Women 2" exhibition (2011) which was a sequel of this series, her intensified thoughts and improved technique, her innovative works that were experimented in various field such as decoration and textile, met the audience, where fluorescent/neon materials were used independently from canvas..

See the Locked-Up Women II Collection

 

 

 

Feels just like those copying itself while bringing it to an end. It is this speed that outdistanced social issues, spirituality and humane feelings. “The portrait of woman with peak-reaching sex appeal” which in the past was imposed to media reaching the masses was again produced at masses after being filled with imposing fetish figures like bazongas, wasp waist, wide hips, blond frizzy and preferably maxi wavy hair, full lips, exceptionally enough a little aquiline nose if no retrousse is left.

This concept that sprouted with Marilyn Monroe who was the ecole of her own era in this aspect, hit the bull’s eye considering the deviant spirits which had been suppressed for years and years. It articulated the feelings of individuals to give a voice to their motives. The concept of “sexy” was specially designed for the mass to consume. This mass that loves to iconize everything managed to iconize these women as well. Marilyn and her equal that drew every kind of attention with their sexual attraction, were highly pleased about all criticism on themselves and thus lost their spirituality and turned into objects.

These widely acclaimed shinny objects were no different than “garish cardboard boxes missing detergent”. With rising interest, these objectified individuals have been turning their congenerics into their copies. Their best friend media stops at nothing when it comes to creating “sexy objects” from individuals. Young generations that refuse their own identity and naturality are good at adopting this imposing camouflage. No power can sweep this image as if it is locked up and sealed. In the hope of saving this mass that is a victim of imposing, women of life, locked up women, from those who locked them up...

See the Dark Cube Collection