Pinar Türe Gursoy
Pinar Ture Gursoy is a portrait, figurative & abstract figurative painter and amateur photographer who was born in 1965 in Istanbul.
She completed her higher education in “Urban and Regional Planning” at Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul.
Married in 1989 and had two daughters.
Between 2010 and 2014, she got back to university and graduated with BA in “Philosophy” from Anadolu University with distinction.
While studying philosophy, she was also living and resided on and off at Île Saint Louis and Vavin in Paris and participating in workshops at the “Académie de la Grande Chaumière” in Vavin/ Paris.
During 2015-2018, in this time she lived and resided on and off at the City of London/ Roman House in London. During this period she graduated with MSc in Museum Management from “Istanbul University”.
She has been at many Group and Solo exhibiting and auctions in various Turkish cities and also abroad in Tokyo, Lucern, Zurich, Deventer, Venice, Napoli, Milan, Marakkesh, Thessaloniki, Tiran, London, Fuerteventura, Tolentino, Pennsylvania, etc...
Some of her works are included in the collection of TEV(Turkish Education Foundation) and Portrait by Hakan Körpi/ UPSD, Museum of Tolentino in Italy for Biennial BIUMOR, etc.
She currently lives and works in her own atelier/ home studio in Istanbul.
*The artworks by contemporary Turkish woman artist Pinar Ture Gursoy are immediately charged with feeling and deep emotion.
Her expression is figurative and the subjects of her paintings are described in a beauty that is not only corporeal but also metaphysical. The contours of the bodies became almost evanescent and the faces often have empty or impressive eyes, telling of the complexity of living and the torment of feelings.
What also distinguishes her work are the ruined surfaces that, in some cases, are reminiscent of the fresco painting which contributes to the perception of a malignant action of time.
Her art, influenced by an expressionist language, nevertheless remains linked to the tradition of her origins, also showing a strong interest in Greek and Ottoman culture.
*Written by Italian Curator Francesca Brunello