Greetings, Breton captured one reality in 1924 “We are still living under the reign of logic, but the logical processes of our time apply only to the solution of problems of secondary interest ...”, and he explained the Surrealist Theory. But no much time needed to perceive nothing comprehend World War I. And he did not realize the hopes that he expressed for a different future will be shattered just after World War II and he would have to reiterate the same observations and issues after Cold War become an “extra” and “warning” element to our lives for: the potential annihilation of the entire human species. Before three years ago when German Army invades Czechoslovakia, in 1936, as Breton rightly observed in "Nonnational Boundaries of Surrealism," the International Surrealist Exhibition in London marked the highest point of surrealism's influence. Indeed, it would never regain such ascendancy, eclipsed as it was after the war by new intellectual movements and coming under the attacks of such new luminaries as Sartre and Camus. Because the situation was dramatically changed after the War II and of course the conditions are very different from those eras. Now we are living under the reign of forces of globalization, endless wars and naturally of a strong alienation. The murdered human cost has been enormous. We lived in war, worked in war; even some people were born in war. In the end we are in an inhuman situation. That is why Surrealism in need of an important change and new psychological dimensions. Especially in literature, film and paintings must explain the intensive alienation of the human. Authors, poets and painters all of artists are should act their mission to remember the existential dimensions of the human. If we won’t explain the view of alienation of era and if we don’t put forth the solitariness of the human, I mean if we don’t illuminate the fears of ERA, we can never see the light end of the tunnel.
Biography: He was born in Trabzon, Turkey 1951 ( May 29). The fundamental resources of his surrealistic tendency is related by the sculptures of his father during primary school. He received his engineering education at Yildiz Technical University (BSCE) in 1974. In 1980 he started to study on the theoretical physics. His studies are in the archives of the Princeton University. In 1982, in California-Pasadena his membership was accepted to The Planetary Society. In 1984, he started to write poem. In 1992, his first book was published. During this years he made the observations about the local painting arts in the museums in Brasil, U.S.A., France, Germany, Holland, Swiss, Italy, Kazakhistan and UK. He began to study painting in 1992, under the Regionalist-Impressionist painter Melike Nurlu. During the 1993-1997 Togrul continued to produce post-impressionist oil-paintings. His second poem book was published in 2000. This book was an example of the surrealistic literature. By the mid 2000s he was painting in a completely abstract-expressionist and surrealist manner (surreal-expression). His first solo exhibition was opened in the year of 2000. In the same year he started to study in the studio of Erol Dene?, who is the student of Ernst Fuchs. In the studio of DENE?, his studies are on the surrealistic philosophy and fantastic realist painting. (*) He explain the first Existential-Surrealist Manifesto in March 2003. (*) He explain The Surrealistic Stowing Method in September 2003. (*) In March 2004 he was chosen as the month's artist by Surrealism.co.UK which is supported by The Guardian, The BBC, the Royal Academy of Art & the Guggenheim museum. ONE-MAN EXHIBITIONS 2000-Ebristan Art Gallery, ?sk?dar-Istanbul. 2002-Atat?rk Library Art Gallery, Taksim-Istanbul. 2003-Press Museum Art Gallery, Sultanahmet-Istanbul. 2003-Taksim Art Gallery, Taksim-Istanbul. 2004-?ATI Art Gallery, Ni?anta??-Istanbul. GROUP EXHIBITIONS 1997-Press Museum Art Gallery, Sultanahmet-Istanbul. TV PROGRAMS 2003-A conversation about Surrealism on CNN T?rk TV. POETRY BOOKS "A Summer Wedding" in 1996 December. "Come on, don't Feign Reluctance, Drop Yourself in the See" in 2000 January. This book was include a long narrative poem and the manner of this poem was integration of the human-existence and surrealism.
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