Gulgun (Gigi) Turker has been an artist for over twenty years. She began working mostly as a commissioned artist, then in early 2000, Gigi made a venturous artistic move and entered the competitive gallery world with her artworks. Today, she has developed a major following in the popular contemporary arts.
There’s something absolutely gorgeous about Gigi’s paintings. She effortlessly blends different mediums together, transitioning between acrylic and crystal beads to create beautiful pieces of art. She paints beautiful women who not only have style and class, but seem to hold a sacred secret.
One critic notes, “Gulgun (Gigi) Turker’s art elicits an immediate emotional response. A moment in time is stopped, a familiar face revealed, the grace and beauty of a body frozen in time. The viewer becomes more than the observer, he becomes a participant in the drama unfolding before his eyes.”
Gigi was classically trained in Turkey at Ankara Devlet Konservatuari. Her works have been exhibited at galleries, festivals, and museums internationally, as well as purchased by private collectors. She’s had showings at the WARD-NASSE and the Amsterdam Art Galleries in New York. She also won “The People’s Choice” award at the Hopkins Art Center three years in a row. Recently, The Louvre Museum chose Gigi’s painting, Faith, to be in a special exhibition of The National Society of Fine Arts of Paris.
I love that I can touch people with my paintings, that they can get up everyday and see the beautiful, bright colors; that positive energy makes them happy. Art has changed my life – I’m a survivor – and I want that amazing feeling, that life is beautiful and I’m a powerful woman, for others.
Gigi was named Artist of the Year in 2015, by Exploring TOSCA magazine, and her art was featured on the cover of last fall’s issue. You can find that here.
See more of Gigi’s work in the Virtual Art Gallery