Solo exhibition "Irresistible", Fall 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland
Knowingly or not we encounter irresistible thoughts, pleasures, feelings, envies, objects, beliefs, assumptions, ideas and concepts every day in our lives. In fact, these irresistible convictions shape our personalities, characters, attitudes, relationships, souls and even our physical bodies.
Unrecognisable irresistibility exists.
It is critical that we learn how to recognise irresistibilities as they appear in our lives and not to be driven by them unknowingly.
Solo exhibition "Unbelievable Truths", 21 April 2016 - Geneva, Switzerland
Everything we know today, more often than not, was born of intuition, unproven bits of evidence at first sight but based on some sort of educated leaps of faith. Some of the most important influences in our daily lives are defiant to mere proof. They are purely based on assumptions or suppositions - yet that is enough to push our minds toward making those beliefs viable. Actually, those ideas, concepts, beliefs, dreams or thoughts remain as unbelievable truths until they are unproven. They are the first seeds of mind. The seeds that connect us to others and essentially to life. They are the source of human emotions as well as the energy source for all human action. Without unbelievable truths there will be no emotion and no action. With this new collection I want to create paintings that represent the unbelievable truths we seed in our minds everyday in life. Paintings that remind us that our lives actually run on unbelievable truths.
Group exhibition "The Other Art Fair", 23-26 April 2015 - London, UK
Solo exhibition "Timeless Moments", 26 March 2015 - Geneva, Switzerland
We all experience those moments that make us forget about time. Those moments that take us out of the consciousness of time. We love those moments. We cherish them. We believe in them. We seek them.
Timeless moments are the true moments of life. They connect us to our souls. Timelessness is the energy source that links our souls to life. Without timeless moments, we will not even feel our souls.
With this new exhibit, I want to create paintings that represent those precious timeless moments we all experience in life. Paintings that remind us of the inescapable timeless dimension of life. Paintings that connect us to the source of life: our souls.
Solo exhibition "Unspoken", 6 March 2014 - Geneva, Switzerland
There is always an unspoken understanding between you and others. Unspoken words, feelings, thoughts, and dreams are part of our daily lives. When this happens, it is unstated, unexpressed, unuttered, unsaid, unmentioned, unvoiced, unarticulated, undeclared, unavowed, not spelled out, silent, wordless, voiceless – but, at the same time, tacit, implicit, insinuated, taken for granted, hinted, suggested, yet understood.
We all live in unspoken worlds.
With this new exhibition, I wanted to create paintings that remind us of those unspoken moments. Paintings that touch our unspoken souls.
Solo exhibition "Soulmates", 7 March 2013 - Geneva, Switzerland
Wikipedia defines a Soulmate as “a Soulmate (or soul mate) is believed by some to be the person with whom one has a feeling of deep or natural affinity, similarity, love, sex, intimacy, sexuality, spirituality, or compatibility”. In his dialogue The Symposium, Plato has Aristophanes present a story about soulmates. Aristophanes states that humans originally had four arms, four legs, and a single head made of two faces, but Zeus feared their power and split them all in half, condemning them to spend their lives searching for the other half to complete them.
Although I think this is a profound definition of a Soulmate it is incomplete. First of all it takes way too long to find a Soulmate. Soulmates are rare and not easy to find. Actually, we spend all our lives searching for Soulmates without even realizing it. Most of us quickly give up and stop believing that we would ever find one in our lifetime. In addition, I think any “thing” can have the potential to become a Soulmate. Obviously a person first comes to mind but a painting, a story, a song, a book, a city, a country, a pet, an object, an idea, a belief can all have the capacity to become a soulmate.
With this exhibition I wanted to create paintings that are close to being a soulmate by their own right. Paintings that talk to us through their perceived souls. Each painting will represent a different attribute of a soulmate.
Group exhibition "PA(F) NYC", 3-5 August 2012, New York, USA
Solo exhibition "Heartbeats", 26-28 April 2012 - Geneva, Switzerland
Heartbeats make us live, taste and feel life. Heartbeats are what make us go around and what make us tick. They are the starting and ending curtains of life. They are the essence of passion, compassion and love. Without heartbeats, life as we know it, simply does not exist. Life is full of heartbeats. Feel your heartbeats. Feel life. Life runs on heartbeats.
Group exhibition "Parallax", 16-18 February 2012 - London, UK
Solo exhibition "Stubborn", 3 November 2011 - Geneva, Switzerland
The biggest killer of all times, ignorance still persists. I call ignorance “not-knowing” and it has caused the death of millions and wiped out civilizations since time immemorial. “Not-knowing” is at the core of any individual problem as well. Ignorance or “not-knowing” causes big pain in people's lives. The consequences of “not-knowing” can be devastating and result in all sorts of loss; tangible or intangible. I believe that “knowledge is your currency and understanding is power”. And if you can act on your understanding then that is equal to designing a roadmap out of “not-knowing”. The mission of my first exhibition was to mobilize resources, as much as I can, to help get rid of this big killer. I know this is quite ambitious but I think life without ambition is not a life worth living anyway.