French artist Saype, whose actual identify is Guillaume Legros, presents his newest land-art manufacturing in Istanbul as a part of his Beyond Walls challenge, by which he paints big interlaced palms to represent the largest human chain across the polarized world.
Self-taught Saype is thought right this moment for his work on grass, made with eco-responsible paint, which he invented utilizing coal and chalk. In his Beyond the Walls challenge, the interlaced palms that the artist paints attain out and shake united in a typical effort past all partitions separating people and enclosing them in psychological or geographical areas. Thus, the partitions erected in mentalities turn into fictive partitions, worn out by creative creativeness.
Istanbul has turn into the eighth level the place Saype painted the palms of the Beyond Walls challenge, inviting folks to benevolence and coexistence. After bringing collectively the continents of Europe and Africa, the massive palms created by the French artist come to the European aspect of the Bosporus and attain the Asian shores. Saype painted the palms in Beykoz district, Boğaziçi University and Atatürk Bridge on the Golden Horn, alternatively often called the Unkapanı Bridge, in Istanbul with the help of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB) Culture Inc., Beşiktaş Municipality, Bogaziçi University, the Consulate General of Switzerland, the French Cultural Center in Turkey and UPS.
The challenge’s earlier stops included Paris, Andorra, Geneva, Berlin, Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, Cote D’Ivoire’s Yamoussoukro and Italy’s Turin. The photograph exhibition of Saype’s works for Istanbul will meet the viewers at Taksim Sanat Gallery till Nov. 8. Also, they are going to be exhibited on the French Cultural Center in Turkey as of Nov. 7.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Saype mentioned that paintings is a vital device in communication, and for this reason he conveys his message to folks through paintings. “In the conjuncture we’re in, folks began to turn into extra polarized and extra alienated. I want my work may have a major influence. I goal to help folks’s efforts to come back collectively and do one thing collectively.”