A Lonely and Wounded Life: Fikret Muallâ


20 October – 20 December

Exhibition Information

Regarded as the extraordinary brush within the artistic movement of "School of
Paris" in the artistic history of Turkey, Fikret Muallâ will be on display for art-lovers, with the
exhibition opening in the new year at Izmir Folkart Gallery. Being remembered with his
bohemian and phenomenal life, artistically among figures like Avni Arbaş, Hakkı Anlı, Albert
Bitran, Hale Asaf, Abidin Dino, Nejad Melih Devrim, Remzi Paşa, Mübin Orhon advocating
the same “school of art”, Fikret Muallâ Saygı, will be displayed at the exhibition taking place
between December 20 - October 20 2020 with his 55 distinctive artwork, all registered and
Everyday details of life in Paris, such as coffee shops, circuses and streets, make up
most of the subject matters of Muallâ’s paintings. Portraying the people of the bohemian
society that he also lived in, in his paintings; Muallâ has been more familiar with and faster
using the gouache technique, he is also known for to be using oil paint as skillful as he used
watercolor and gouache. According to academics and critics, the opinion that he does not
follow the contemporary movements is dominant, due to the fact that he did not interfere
with the theoretical concerns of painting.

“A Lonely and Wounded Life: Fikret Muallâ” Exhibition at Izmir Folkart

In their first exhibition of 2020, Folkart Gallery hosts Fikret Muallâ, of his 55 unique
and exempt pieces which follow the artistic movement, School of Paris, with Fahri Özdemir
as the project director. The exhibition will introduce the artist’s personal belongings, letters
and books, as well as institutional collections. Lasting from October 20 to December 20 2020, the
exhibition also undercovers a publication of 400 pages.

Fikret Mualla