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Beygu Gokcin – A Turkish Contemporary Artist at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City
From the 03rd to 10th of December 2012 the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City will host a contemporary art exhibition with selected pieces by the talented Turkish artist Beygu Gokcin.
Beygu Gokcin is a multitalented artist, who was born in Izmir, Turkey.
After spending 17 years in Austria, Vienna, he decided to stay and work in Istanbul where he produced a number of international ambitioned art projects.
His art is appreciated by several private art collectors all over the world, ranging from Ankara, Istanbul, Athens, Baku, Munich, Vienna, Paris, Brussels, London, Stockholm, New York, Washington DC and many more.
Beygu Gokcin has also bestowed 2 of his paintings as a gift for US President Barack Obama and his family, presently kept in the US National archive, as well as an inspiring piece of art he gifted to the past prime minister of Greece, Mr. Yorgo Papandreu.
His artworks, which are usually on canvas, reflect his love of life, free spirit and search of harmony. There appears to be no limits to his wish to enrich himself to be part of everything that is this world. His range of experiences and intense interests are reflected in his paintings.
Gokcin’s affection and sensitivity to the environment is evident in his work entitled “Dance of Whales” and the “Sun Dance”. His burning desire is for humankind to wake up and look beyond their immediate borders. His aim to celebrate the multi-dimensions of life, universal ideas and themes make up basic languages of his colourful, abstract and symbolic art while expressing the joys and disappointments of life as well as his unchangeable realities.
He is especially intrigued by systems created by human beings, the mysteries of nature and the universe. He hopes to leave a better world for the next generation, full of love and world peace and his sense of adventure, discovery and responsibility emanates from his lively personality and is one of the driving forces of his motivation and expression.
He hopes that people, who purchase his art works, will appreciate them by sharing his concerns and interests in life.
In addition to the contemporary art exhibition of Beygu Gokcin, his niece, the international prodigy piano star Ayse Deniz will perform at the opening event for the media and VIP clients on the 03rd of December with a piano recital.
The incredibly talented Ms. Ayse Deniz has recently completed her Masters in Piano Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Merit. Under the tutelage of Christopher Elton she received the Maud Hornsby Award and was awarded the LRAM Teaching Certificate.
In 2009, she finished her Bachelors Degree at the Eastman School of Music (Rochester NY) in the studio of Douglas Humpherys, where she received the Howard Hanson and Clements Scholarships as well as the John Celentano Excellence in Chamber Music Award.
Ms. Ayse Deniz made her concerto debut when she was nine, with Gordion Chamber Orchestra playing J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto No. 5.
At thirteen, she had already performed as a soloist with various orchestras under conductors including Ibrahim Yazici, Fahrettin Kerimov, Antonio Pirolli or Cem Mansur just to name a few.
Upon receiving an invitation from Nikolai Petrov, she has performed at the Kremlin Palace (Moscow, Russia), appeared in L’Eglise (Verbier, Switzerland);
Having been invited by the world renowned Bach interpreter Rosalyn Tureck to Spain, Ms Deniz had the privilege to study with her for a semester during her last years.
She has appeared on various TV channels, radio stations and in magazines including CNN Turk, NTV, TRT, The Voice of Russia and Vogue Turkey. She is currently working on solo and recording projects, as well as giving concerts to raise money for charities around the world.
“We are proud to have those two incredibly talented artists here with us and are very excited to host one of the first art exhibitions here at the hotel. It is a new direction we are taking as we are getting more involved in cultural and social events nowadays. Please join us and visit Mr. Gokcin’s exhibition throughout the week”, says, Mr. Francois Galoisy, General Manager.
Date: From 03.12.2012 to 10.12.2012, everyday
Time: 09:00 am – 09:00 pm (visiting hours)
Address: The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City
Location: Library Lounge, East Tower, 1st floor
For more information please contact us at 04 366 9111.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Radisson Blu, operated by The Rezidor Hotel Group and Europe’s largest upper upscale brand, offers first class service, providing guests with a contemporary hospitality experience. Radisson Blu has received numerous awards as Best Hotel Chain and is renowned for its "Yes I Can!" spirit of service and the "100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee". September 2005 saw the roll out of a free broadband service across the portfolio - the first international hotel chain to offer this service. Radisson Blu currently includes more than 260 hotels in operation or under development in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
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Marketing & Communications Manager
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City
P.O. Box 211723, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel No. 00971 4 366 9111 Fax No. 00971 4 368 8961