»Countless layers are painted on each other, which gleam through to each other and give a dense, impenetrable field of figures. The faces and figures that come into being are not casually coming by, but concrete people, who call them on the screen and bring them together.
That‘s why the pictures touch so much. Each of her pictures, even the individual portraits, forms an assembly of humans, a formation of community that tells a new story that transcends this assembly.«
»PAINTING MEANS TO MAKE ENERGIES VISIBLE. AND MERAL ALMA DEVOTES ALMOST EXCLUSIVE ATTENTION TO THIS WHEN SHE IS PAINTING.«
»Meral Alma’s general theme is the examination of the human being. In her paintings, the artist addresses numerous tonalities, states of mind, emotional forces and incidents that correspond to the contemporary experience of human life – not analytically, but emotionally.
For Meral Alma, the face often plays a central role. It is examined with regard to the positive and negative forces expressed within it. The face is rarely treated in a three-dimensional, plastic sense. It is part of the level plane of the image. Just like the large painted collages, this has a lot to do with the contemporary world of computer screens. However, Meral Alma’s painted depictions are more expressive than the phenomena on a screen.«
»THE EMOTIONALLY CHARGED PICTURES ALMA CREATES THROUGH GESTURES, FACIAL EXPRESSIONS AND SUGGESTIVE COLOURS REFLECT MODERN-DAY HUMAN LIVES […] SHE IS A HIGHLY ANALYTICAL OBSERVER OF HER ENVIRONMENT, WHICH SHE MIRRORS IN A DIARY-LIKE MANNER AND TRANSFORMS INTO PAINTING.«
Dr. Sabine Heinke, Art historian
»THE PICTURES TAKE THE VIEWER ON A JOURNEY, A PERSONAL JOURNEY, AND PLACE HIM IN ANOTHER PLACE. SOME ARE DEEPLY TOUCHED, RECOGNIZE SOMETHING AND FIND AN EXIT TO ANOTHER WORLD.«
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