Nejat Kavvas: ACCELERATION
14.12.18 - 05.01.19
Nejat Kavvas is celebrating his 10th year in art at his second solo exhibition in Istanbul. “Acceleration” exhibition will open at Gama Gallery, in Beyoglu- Istanbul.
Nejat is a pharmacist graduated from Marmara University. He started painting in water colour, oil, engraving and sculpting from age of 12. He was educated in history, archelogy, classic art and history of art. He attended courses at significant schools in USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand. For figurative studies, he has attended a workshop in Rome, then studied at Florence Art Academy, in Florence Italy.
Nejat has served our country as the Honorary Consul-General of Turkiye for 28 years. His efforts helped build up a much closer relationship between Turkiye and New Zealand, particularly in diplomatic, trade, social and cultural fields. H.E. Mr Suleyman Demirel, past president of Turkiye awarded Nejat for his efforts in 2000.
Nejat, exhibited at many galleries in USA, Europe and New Zealand. He was invited to exhibit at world largest art fair Sofa Chicago, in 2011. He has exhibited at Istanbul Contemporary and Context Miami, this year. “Transparent Stories- Saydam Masallar” was his first solo exhibition in Istanbul in 2015. His professional studio is in Auckland New Zealand, since he began practising 10 years ago.
“Nejat Kavvas works glass and gives different materials in a completely unexpected meaning. He reinterprets, women, nature and the abstract forms, from a multicultural environment that he has lived in. Combining excellent techniques with aesthetics,the artist
is releasing the expressive colours in the materials with a holographic approach, playing
with the structure of the material and transforming them into something different. He takes glass and other materials - which it has been used for centuries-, and carries it beyond an
object and honours it by giving its rightful place, a new life, new meanings, and turned into transparent brilliance. True alchemy.
Difficulties dealing with massive materials, technical issues and hard work, doesn’t deter him from combining these materials, with his artistic flair. Nejat Kavvas’s unmissable
exhibition, the “Acceleration – Ivme”, is at Gama Gallery Beyoglu- Istanbul
between 14 December 2018 and 05 January 2019.