Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Belgin Yücelen has been selected as one of the four artists of the gallery’s seventh “Solo Art Series” Art Competition. Belgin will now have a month long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.
Belgin Yücelen is a sculptor and an installation artist living in Boulder, Colorado. Belgin will be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign, provided by Kjprnews.com. They will promote and circulate her winning press release to over 1000+ News Outlets, (Premium FOX, CBS, NBC, CW Affiliated Sites), 500 TV & Radio Sites, 250 Regional & Industry Site through Kjprnews.com and through LST gallery’s broad social media network.
In addition, as part of her award package, she will now be featured as an Artsy.net Light Space & Time promoted artist. The LST Artsy.net page will feature 4 pieces of the artist’s art, a small artist statement and their website URL’s as part of the gallery’s overall prize package.
Artsy.net averages 2 million visitors a month and 46% of Artsy users who have purchased art via Artsy started out as art enthusiasts rather than preexisting collectors.
The solo art exhibition will also be promoted on artweek.com. Artweek produces 800,000 page impressions per month, 280,000 website visitors per month and has 30,000 newsletter subscribers.
Belgin will also be featured on the gallery’s YouTube Channel and with an event postcard.
The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public. Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition; 1. Their art. 2. Their artist biography. 3. Their artist statement. These elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month long solo art exhibitions. This was the seventh “Solo Art Series” Art Competition the gallery has conducted.
Below is Belgin’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 20 pieces of her bronze sculptures. We hope that you will take the time to read Belgin’s information and to take a look at her wonderful “value driven” figurative sculptures.
Belgin Yücelen is a sculptor and an installation artist. She studied sculpture at the Florence Accademia D'Arte in Florence, University of Colorado Boulder, and the Art Students League of Denver. Her work has been displayed in solo and group exhibitions in United States and internationally. She is being represented by galleries in the United States and in Europe.
Her art is a poetic response to specific issues, current events and disappearing moral values. It is a way to cherish the present moment and our past. She aims to create aesthetically beautiful, compelling and thought provoking art in a simple and quiet manner.
Belgin Yücelen seeks to create awareness of certain values. For example, her bronze sculpture series Journey of a Thousand Years is about self-knowledge. In her Words installation, which includes an audio element, she was encouraging people to listen to each other more. In Floating Children, a collaboration with photojournalist Brian Rutter, the installation featured transparent fabric that had been printed with photographs of Syrian children and hung from the ceiling so that the images appeared to float; it was her way of speaking to the fragility of children in times of war.
She also uses her art to preserve and promote her culture. Her last two solo exhibitions, Clothes from the Past and Ethereal Shoes, were intended to bring history to life by creating sculptural clothes and shoes based on styles that were previously in vogue in Turkey.
She was formally trained as a sculptor and has also learned how to paint, make jewelry, and printing. Her expertise in each of these areas contributes to the others, in terms of design, material selection, and technique. She does not confine herself to the knowledge she has already acquired. When a certain art form is the most suitable way to materialize an idea, she invests time in mastering it.
She is a recipient of grants and fellowships including the 2017 Fellow selected by the Clark Hulings Fund for the Business Accelerator Program and the Tending Space Fellowship for Artists by Hemera Foundation, 2017. Art reviews and interviews were published on her artwork in Fort Morgan Times, Pittsburgh Articulate, The Tribune Review, Les Femmes Folles, the Daily Camera, Chicago Reader, The Examiner and Reporter Herald. She also gave a number of presentations on art, art history and her art inspirations.
My art is a way to cherish the present moment and our past. It is a poetic response to specific issues, current events and disappearing moral values. I aim to create aesthetically beautiful, compelling and thought provoking art in a simple and quiet manner.
Art provides the imagery that allows me to present my ideas. My art changes depending on what I want to say, and its form is dictated by the subject matter. It could end up as an installation, sculpture, print, movie, or audio.
Art needs to be beautiful, but beauty can come from ugliness as long as it is presented poetically.
Belgin's website is http://www.belginyucelen.com