Filiz Hatipoğlu Katsamonu, Turkey, b. 1964

Based on her own experience and interpreting the past-now-future relationship with a paradoxical understanding, she transfers it to his canvas with mediums. Traces of experience are revealed by the deep self of calligraphy while tracing different textures in her paintings.

Filiz Hatipoğlu’s work features temporal paradoxes, highlighting the traces of past moments that produce indispensable elements of popular culture and art. She entered Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in 2006 and graduated with honours from the Traditional Turkish Arts Department, Tile Art Branch, in 2010. During her time there, she received the Sakıp Sabancı Art Award and an honour award from MGSU. She went on to receive her master's degree in Yeditepe University, Department of Plastic Arts. Since then, she has held seven solo exhibitions and participated in 50 international group exhibitions.

Based on her life experience, Hatipoğlu uses mixed medium and canvas to interpret the paradoxes of past-now-future relationships. The paradoxical structure of time present in her works remind visitors that if people can discover the intrinsic nature of time and history, it will help them understand events, objects and individuals. Exploring objectivity in art unconsciously allows us to comprehend, design and use it from different perspectives as well. The past moments of each period add joy to the day we live in, and become a component of modernization. To understand a society's contemporary characteristics, present time should be judged accordingly. Hatipoğlu follows the visual image of objectivity with a reflection of the past on her canvas, and illustrates how the past is inevitable and inescapable.

Hatipoğlu interprets these dimensions through calligraphy, which adds different textures in her paintings. Her interest in calligraphy and inspiration derived from the Arabic letters in Ottoman Turkish led her to incorporate calligraphic elements into her art. She successfully harmonizes letters from the Latin, Ottoman and Runic alphabets, and these letters are the diary of the past, present and the future. Her works show respect to the past, while referring to the future with the power of the present, as she says reality lies in depicting past moments.




2013 Istanbul Ramada Art Gallery solo exhibition
2013 Bursa Tayyare Gallery solo exhibition
2013 Ortakoy Culturel Centre 'Untime' solo exhibition
2012 Tepe Art Auction & Gallery 'Life Experience Dreams' Personal exhibition 2013 Tuyap Artists
2013 Kiplas Art Gallery 'Tale of Truth ' exhibition
2012 Besiktas Marine Museum, ‘Fairground Attraction 'vexhibition 2012 IDGSA 'Mitos-Logos' exhibition
2012 IDGSA ‘People Who Dragging Their Memories After Them' Bergama exhibition, 2012 Perpa 'International Women's Day' exhibition
2011 Ukraine Odessa Museum Exhibition
2011 Kemerburgaz University Museum
2011 Italy Lecce, 'Piano Piano Art Gallery' 25 Artiste -125 Current Modern Expression Exhibition 2011 International Art Gallery 100 Gencyuz Artist Exhibition
2011 Selcuk University, International Fine Art Exhibition
2011 Kucukcekmece Municipality Painting Competition Exhibition