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İlke Kutlay (1982, İzmir), who developed a unique language with the animal figures and melancholic effect she uses in her works, also includes human figures in this melancholy. While the young artist portrays the figures he chooses as characters that are detached from the real world, displaying flamboyant and funny attitudes, he also places animal figures cut off from their natural environments in the same scene. All the elements in the artist's works share this irony by taking their place artificially in the created space, and the relationship between human and animal figures creates a balance by itself. İlke Kutlay, who creates fairy-tale atmospheres with this formal balance, strengthens the effect of the theme with paint, light and color technique, which is the most important distinguishing feature of her paintings.



2007  Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Painting Department

Solo Exhibitions

2012  "Balance", Merkur, Istanbul

2011  "SUPEREGO", Merkur, Istanbul

2009  "Lola", Casa Dell'Arte, Istanbul

2007  "The Girl Next Door", Beyoğlu Akademililer Art Center, Istanbul


Group Exhibitions

2022  Artweeks Akaretler, Mercury 

2021  Artweeks Akaretler, Mercury 

2013  Mercury Palmarina, Bodrum 

2013  "Inside", Group Exhibition, Istanbul

2012  Contemporary Istanbul, Merkur

2011  Contemporary Istanbul, Merkur

2011  Marrakech Contemporary Art Fair, Merkur, Marrakech

2011  "Art Bea"t, Mercury, Istanbul

2010  "Numarasız Mevkii", A Selection from the Muammer Kırdök Collection, Cennet Culture and Art Center, Istanbul

2008  Baku Biennial, Azerbaijan

2007  21 Artists in the 21st Century with Devrim Erbil, Istanbul

2006  Istanbul Art Fair, Tuyap, Istanbul 

2005  Tekel Painting Competition Exhibition, Istanbul

2005  64th State Painting and Sculpture Painting Competition, Istanbul 

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