Purdue University Galleries

West Lafayette, IN




Fusun Gulen: Beneath the Surface

August 21 - October 7, 2000


"Beneath the Surface" presents the recent work of West Lafayette educator and artist Fusun Gulen. Her large-scale oils on canvas harbor subdued emotional messages that underlie the surface treatment and immediate visual imagery. She states, "The style of my work can be described as both realistic and surrealistic. There is always an unexpected element in my paintings. What I try to convey in my work is a subtle message that provokes inner emotions. One has to look long enough to understand the deeper meaning of the paintings. I always look for a better way to get 'inside reality'. I want the viewer to look beyond what is initially apparent." (left: Conversation with Self, 1999, oil on canvas, 50 x 72 inches)

Gulen received a B.A. in Fine Art from Purdue University in 1975 and an M.A. in Painting, Drawing and Print Making from the University in 1976. Her art has been featured in group and one person shows throughout the country. (left: The Contemplation, 1999, oil on canvas, 54 x 72 inches)


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