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»PAINTING MEANS TO MAKE ENERGIES VISIBLE. AND MERAL ALMA DEVOTES ALMOST EXCLUSIVE ATTENTION TO THIS WHEN SHE IS PAINTING.« – ROBERT FLECK
URBAN JUNGLE 2019
»THE EMOTIONALLY CHARGED PICTURES ALMA CREATES THROUGH GESTURES, FACIAL EXPRES- SIONS 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
Circus of Life – Metamorphosis
LEVELS OF PERCEPTION
As soon as the light is switched off, the canvas does not sink into blackness as expected, but lines and outlines emerge that Meral Alma has applied with a noctilucent pigment on the canvas. These are pigments that have been charged in daylight and now emit a greenish light in the dark. The painting suddenly appears monochrome, sketchy, it almost seems to develop a typographic quality.