Books & Catalogues
»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
The circus of life – first discussed by Meral Alma in 2013 and continued as a large-scale series of artwork since 2018 – contains a whole world of imagery that seems to open in front of the astonished observer. Here, Meral Alma tells the (theatrical) play of life, so far split into three acts. Each of these acts carry off into an unknown world seen from another perspective, but at the same time they keep seeming familiar.