Büyük Türk Ressamı Ömer Uluç, 2001 yılında Marmara Üniversitesi Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi Güzel Sanatlar Enstitüsü Resim Bölümü'ne hitaben sanatçı Göknil Gümüş ile ilgili bu tavsiye mektubunu yazmıştır. (Resim 1)
TR İSTANBUL KEMERBURGAZ ÜNİVERSİTESİ Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Sanat ve Tasarım Anabilim Dalı, 1980 SONRASI TÜRK RESMİNDE EMÜLASYONLAR, Uğur Demirbaş, Yüksek Lisans Tezi
Danışmanı: Prof.Dr.Cevat Demir, İstanbul, 2016.8.5.1 Göknil Gümüş S.131
8.5. Güncel Dışavurumcu ve Yeni Ekspresyonist Eğilimler-Genç Kuşak Sanatçılardan Örnekler
8.5.1. Göknil Gümüş (b. 1977) graduated from Marmara FFA in 2000. She completed his master's degree in Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting. She took part in many exhibitions with the works he produced with her expressionist approach. Göknil Gümüş emphasizes the Expressionism-centered understanding in her statements that she tried to place her understanding of art in his period. Her expressionism is her own-centered and takes place by emphasizing his own experiences and his witnesses about private life:
“In the context of expressionism in the post-1980 Turkish painting art, the development of young artists in this direction and where am I in this development? We call all these people, who do not know the existence of the current, amateurs, children, mentally ill, drug addicts, primitive-naïve pictures, and produce expressive. The emphasis here is on the expression of sincere artistry and expressionism. Expressionist painting is more than that. It is not shown backround in the Expreesionism Art , although the goal may seem like color, style, enthusiasm, explosion, surprising, traumatic, or irony. It's like the Expressionist artwork being a surface painting.This is just a consequence.
When I talk about my own expressionism, my expressionism, I am talking directly about my psychological life and artistic process. My art is an individual and subjective. Like all Expressionists, I have experienced this, I was impressed by it, I saw it, I imagined it, I internalized it, now I am sharing it with you to stimulate your perception, awareness, thought, feeling. This is what I can say socially while bringing our work together with the audience. This is the social side of my art. I do not know if my art concerns society, my trauma, my pain, my inner enthusiasm, my thoughts about society, my intuition. I know how can I exist in my own way, how can I be myself?
Art is a way of being for me. The action that makes me question my existence and makes me experience moments of being 'me' in order to be myself. Conscious creation-production process that is sincere, original, free, sincere, meaningful and full of awareness. Striving to be myself… My art criterion is whether my art is "the same thing" with me, the more "we are the same", the better art for me. In my opinion, "good painting" or "good art" internal dynamics, my internal disciplines force me to do this, my eyes want to see it like this, and the construction of this on the "truth" that comes from my heart. If I kept my energy high and could do what seemed good to my eyes, right and beautiful, I say 'that's done'. The construction of my paintings, my composition, the brightness and intensity of the colors are tiring, but so am I, so is my mind. These have mathematics, the mathematics of inner necessity. That arm, that limb, is exaggerated, crooked or amateurish because I think it is so, its effect on my expression. Due to my style, I have to be fast, strong but controlled. While the color continues, your breath, the shaking of your hand, the movement, the connect to between you and the canvas, the consistency of the paint, its consistence your body movement, your enthusiasm, your courage, your energy, your mood, your passion and belief… You have to control everything.
The starting points of my art differ. Experiences, nostalgic moments, sometimes I used to say, my anger, my pain… The things and phenomena that I have been aware of that I think have affected my life… Things that I wonder, catch on my mind, attract me. I pursue the concept, image, imagination, story, feeling, meaning and sometimes the aspects that I want to see in this way… Sometimes it appears in the form of a story, that I can watch the process of, the events, situations, and irony I have experienced. This is what I said to be made painting ... What comes alive in my dreams is my intention to start painting. But when I start painting, I know that I am going on a completely different journey. I also leave myself open to variability, experimentation, and uncertainty to the new with curiosity. As Freud said, you either think first, this is a way, if you think after doing, this is an exploratory path. The result is important, what will be highlighted for me. For an expressionist painter, I think painting is the result. My own art process also describes my life process. My personal life, my psychology… My life process is completely reflected in my art process. While I was doing it as an official means of expression, as a means of interest, love, approval, acceptance, and to be liked, in my early youth, being noticed, being noticed, dreams, experiences and stories were added. I learned from myself how to make art.I behaved with instinct. When I did that, I could be myself and it could be my art anyway. Being freed in my family and in academic education, even indifference, autonomy, and my self-determination have provided me with positive gains in terms of freedom, originality, realizing the value of my inner depth, being individual, and being able to reflect on my existence. The best thing I could express myself was always art. As İlhan Berk said, I wrote when I was unhappy, I painted when I was happy.
While painting, I am enthusiastic, faithful, fun and seriously concentrated. I am serious, I need to analyze… I am serious like a child, like a child playing games. I adhere to the rules, the internal rules for that painting at that moment. I am determined to play the game well because I believe my job will be good. I am interested in philosophy, psychology, mysticism, existentialism, feminine energy. I'm especially interested in the subconscious these days. My expressionism is the point where life or my own consciousness brought me, how much I am myself, the more expressive I am.” (Demirbaş, 2015).
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'' Art in the most conscientious form ''
Painter Göknil and Fatih Sungurtekin couple are in a similar rare aid campaign. They transfer some of their income to the people in need of help in Africa and add a completely different meaning to their art.
Cenk Ertekin 2020
A congratulatory document presented to Göknil Gümüş by Admiral Özden Örnek for the Naval Painter Award and title. (picture 2)