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Colours of Love by Coplu, 21 Dec 2011 - 9 January 2012, Gallery by the Harbour
Colours of Love
Celebrating Christmas with Contemporary Painting Exhibition by Coplu (Turkey)
Exhibition Duration: 21st December, 2011 – 9th January, 2012
Venue: Gallery-by-the-Harbour, Shop 207 (next to Fendi), Level 2, Ocean Center, Harbour City
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 11:00am - 9:00pm

It is the most joyous time of the year again! To celebrate Christmas, a time when the air is filled with festivity and everyone is busy wishing their loved ones happiness, State-of-the-Arts Gallery would like to wish you a merry Christmas by presenting our Winter Special Exhibition – Colours of Love – by renowned Turkish artist Coplu. This new series of work draws upon love and romance with images of hearts in the paintings, through the paintings, the artist expresses his hope and dream for humankind and a bright future.

It is not hard for beholders to spot the certain symbols that reoccur in Coplu’s work; they reflect the cultural and artistic choices that have been made by the artist in a process of selection over the passage of time. In his paintings, clouds represent dreams, hearts stand for love, and balloons equal freedom. These symbols and his style have become so recognizable across the globe that he would not even need a signature on his canvas. Colours of Love is the artist’s latest creation that features a rainbow heart in each of the paintings. His rainbow hearts shine in the night-time setting of his paintings, calmingly floating on the sea, the land and in the sky. Coplu believes nature is a kind of art that has the capacity to take away human’s negativity and give back love in return.

Just like the beautiful rainbow that appears after the gloomy rain, human hearts could be soothed with love after the sorrow and adversity one has to encounter in life. Coplu’s paintings represent the hopes and dreams that we, human, can find our inner peace and the capacity to love and be loved in a world that is made of ups and downs.

Since his first exhibition in 1984, Coplu has become a well-loved and widely collected artist, exhibiting throughout Europe, North America and Asia. With his use of bright colors and thick patches of acrylic paint, the artist invites beholders to emerge in the peaceful and cheerful space he creates on the canvas during Christmas.



展覽場地:「海港城•美術館」尖沙咀海港城 海洋中心二階207 號 (近Fendi )
開放時間: 星期一至日, 上午11時至晚上10時