For over ten years Dutch artist Hulya Yilmaz has been very fascinated by the magic of nature. In her eyes air and water are not just necessary substances in our daily life, they have their lives as well and they have many faces for the perceptive eyes to capture and highly attuned minds to appreciate.
Hulya will show her solo exhibition “Xiamen Gang” in the Chinese and European Art Center at Xiamen University from March 4 to 17, 2005. All the works were made during her stay as Artist in Residence in CEAC since last December. Her theme is the movement of water at Xiamen Port, which we see every day but the beauty of its movement and forms of which we are very likely to ignore. Hulya is obsessed with different faces of water formed by aligning itself, moving, changing and flowing like what life is. Her ways of expressing her obsession towards water vary from photos to sculpture.