Nude Portraits 3, VA 204 Language of Drawing II, Fass Art Gallery



The exhibition Nude Portraits 3, which comprises the works of  Sabancı   University sophomores studying Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design in the course Language of Drawing II, opens July 16 in FASS Art Galery, at 18.00. The exhibition curated by Wieslaw Zaremba, instructor for Language of Drawing I and II, consists of colored ‘drawings’ of dry pastel on paper. The compositions employ elements from students’ secret dreams, both the pleasant as well as the nightmares, and a model acts out these dreams. Those students who cannot supply a dream instead create images in which the model  poses. The Sabancı University Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design program differs from other schools that offer a similar program in that Sabancı does not require a talent exam of its entering students. In Language of Drawing I‘s first semester, the course goal is understanding forms and tones by drawing  live models. The second semester continues with work using colors, again with a live model, who this time poses as a “hero”.  In deciding on angles and the amount of light to employ, students focus on color behavior.

During the entirety of the  sophomore year, under instructor guidance, students study art history, attempting to learn the styles of the great painters. Freedom in terms of choice of pose, the use of light and color that comes with the second semester, as well as a lighter work load--all help students reach the expected level of mastery by the end of the sophomore year.

This exhibition has been staged with the help of the instructor, assistant Sena Arcak, and exhibition assistant Fatma Belkıs Işık. The students participating are: Güneş Akyürek, Merve Arkunlar, Can Ö. Atakol, Dilek Ayker, Emre A. Birişmen, Beyza Boyacıoğlu, Berk Çakmakçı, Gizem Darendelioğlu, Berna Devrim, Ufuk V. Doğan, Naz Gökçen, Osman O. Gökmen, Uras Gülbiter, Fatma B. Işık, Merve B. Kibar, Tunç M. Korap, Bulut Sakçak, Zahid Tandoğan, Gülşah Taşkın, Can Timor, Firdevs Ulus, İdil E. Ünal, Esen Yaşar, Berin C. Zafer,  Nazlı H. Çeliker, Merve Elveren, Melis Gökçen, Hulusi E. Gökmen, Seda K. Küçükoğlu, Bora Ömeroğlu, Didem Özkara, Can Şen, Melike D. Tuncel, Hürcan E. Yılmazer