Sila Guven

"While I use a variety of materials and processes in each project my methodology is consistent. Some of my main materials are linen fiber, soil, and sand."

Helix - Oil and linen on canvas 50 x 70 cm

Turkish artist, Sila Guven was born in 1982 and studied in France for 10 years, earning a Fashion Degree from MJM Paris. She went on to study at the Istasyon Fine Arts Academy and then graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with a Fine Art Illustration Degree. Guven has an MA in Fine Art/Visual Arts from UAL University of the Arts London, Camberwell College and since completing her studies she has had solo exhibits each year.

Between 2015-7, Sila did residences including at SVA School of Visual Arts), the Camac Art residency in France, Lumen Art Studio in London and participated in group shows in the UK, France, Greece and Turkey.

Sun - Oil and linen on canvas 90 x 150 cm
Pleiades - Oil and linen on canvas 20 x 20 cm
Earth - Oil and linen on canvas 90 x 150 cm
Pleiades - Oil and linen on canvas 86 x 130 cm

In the past two years, Sila has become increasingly interested in science, looking through telescopes and microscopes, which research informs her new work. "My artwork takes an interest in Science such as images taken by Hubble Telescope, being from space. I am also working on genes and DNA research. During my researches, I am assisting cloning animals project at Istanbul University. I am observing their works for creating mine. While I use a variety of materials and processes in each project my methodology is consistent. Some of my main materials are linen fiber, soil, and sand."


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