Journey Through Universe
Artist: Sila Guven
Based in Kusadasi, Turkey
The exhibition “Journey Across the Universe I” marks a beginning in the quest for the universe and indicates that humankind’s journey will continue onwards with dark matter, black holes, multi universe and cosmology’s newest findings… I interpret this quest by using scientific research and observations as reference points. Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most creative and productive scientific instruments developed by men. It compiles the images and data obtained from its observations and transmits these to Earth.
Mars, 2016, sand and oil color on canvas, 35 x 35cm
Orion Nebula, 2016, oil color and ropes on canvas, 130 x 100cm
Jupiter’s Hot Atmosphere, 2016, soil and oil color on canvas, 30 x 30cm, Sold
Uranus, 2016, soil and oil color on paper, 50x 70cm
Mercury, 2016, linen, sand and oil color on canvas, 40x 40cm
Carina Nebula, 2016, oil color and ropes on canvas, 175 x 95cm
Sila Guven (Sıla Güven) (5 August 1982 – ) is Visual Artist, specializing in conceptual art. Born in Ankara, Guven moved in Strasbourg study Fashion design at Jean Rostand. She moved in Paris to finished École MJM. Early 2012, she moved to Wolverhampton and study art, first at the University of Wolverhampton and later at the University of The Arts London (UAL).
In her entire body of work shows astronomical discoveries. Her paintings are illustrated Dimensional Journey from microcosmos to macrocosmos livings. Themes from Macrocosmos are particularly reflected in her work: for instance, her paintings inspired by Nasa’s images. Her works incorporate materials such as linen, soil, rocks, robes, and fabrics. Her works are making reference to Space by using living belongings.