With long or short periods, all cultures are inheritors of each other,
Fatmagül Karadeniz was born in Istanbul in 1963.
She grew up with a western education in ISTANBUL where the West met the East, attending the Austrian High School, Bosphorus University.
First she became a collector of European and Turkish art, later then began to create, with experiments first figure and drawing.
She professed everything about art as matters of existence and time.
Following her travels to the east and west and to remote tribes and isolated cultures she absorbed what she see around which later become her media and muses.The contemporary interpretation of them became her art.
Istanbul, her city, with the visual details of 2000 years, has triggered her to refer to icon’s of past Byzantium times, which can be observed in her first paintings, queens and hierarchical characters icona’s of our life’s.
She questioned about time and existence, ever changing existence in constant flowing time.
For people it was their memories: layers of emotions and experiences, for a city it was the residues of civilizations which remained camouflaged there with all the other details from the past.Their stories that they kept, made them so attractive.
At her second exhibition these have been the clues for her to observe and to discover with chipped flakes and layers and layers of colors and paint on top of each other.
Homage to paper: Her existentialist questions acquired more depth; the layers between time and memories, conscious and subconscious became three-dimensional.
The three-dimensional works of layered pigmented cardboards in black and red represent the memories of mankind recorded on paper through out the history.
The series of the modern Mesopotamian Women: Today Mesopotamia is a piece of land today which is a part of Iraq, a part of Turkey, Syria and Iran. where women are suffering.
They have no homes, no beds, and no identity. The works are in watercolor and small in size. to resemble their significance in their culture, in their land. Fatmagul presents a narrative that oscillates between their fragility and brutal living
She works between two and three-dimensional disciplines using a diverse range of materials and method, from drawing to oil paint, acrylic, papier cache, installation.
Her art is delving into the complexities of time and existence conditions that touch upon opposing notions past and today .