About Belmin Pilevneli
Belmin Pilevneli (b. 1990, Istanbul) is a visual artist and illustrator. She received her BA in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design from Sabancı University and MA in Illustration and Visual Media from UAL, London College of Communication. She lives and works in London.
Her work is often associated with texts and poetry, predominantly written by herself, expressing intimacy, love and a hope for psychological problems. She aims to compare the way people used to experience these feelings in the past and and the way they're experiencing them now. In her works, she is inspired by nature, poetry and human psychology. Intense feelings, intimacy and purity are the themes which she often visualizes in abstracted forms. Some of her works refer to pioneers of Classical Poetry in Turkey, as well as her admiration of Far East by glimpses of oriental embroidery. Combining her art and sense of fashion, she designs silk scarves and accessories. Recently, she has founded her own fashion brand.
She has been represented by Made in Arts London, Creative Debuts, Chrom-Art and her work has been exhibited at London Illustration Fair, 2016, First Thursdays - UAL Takeover, 2017, Tribe 17 - International Art Fest and at the exhibition Lost and Found in cooperation with UCLH (University College London Hospital). In 2018, her first solo exhibition titled Are You In Love? took place at Galeri Miz in Istanbul and her her solo exhibition titled Love Me, Love Me took place at Shipton Street Gallery in London. In 2018, her works were exhibited at Contemporary Istanbul, represented by Galeri Miz. Recently, her paper works were exhibited at Paper. A Selection of Turkish Contemporary Art at Pilevneli Gallery, Art Ankara Contemporary Art Fair (Galeri FE), Step Istanbul (Büyükdere 35 and Paper Street Co.) and at a group exhibition named Lost In The Highway at Soho House Istanbul.