Murat Pulat (Aksehir, Turkey, 1978)
Murat Pulat graduated from the fine art Department of Marmara University in 2002. He has had three solo exhibitions: “The End” in 2008, “No Signal” in 2009 and “Broadcast Testing” in 2012. His works were shown at many important art fairs. His paintings have been in high demand at international auctions such as Sotheby's London and Christies Dubai. Pulat's works are a part of many important art collections both in Turkey and around the world. He continues to work in his studio in Istanbul. The artist's fourth solo exhibition took place in New York in January 2014. His fifth and most recent solo exhibition took place in Mark Peet Visser Gallery in 2015.
‘Murat Pulat mostly uses movie images in his paintings. Jean-Luc Godard’s movies have a particularly special place in his works. He seems to be obsessed with images of the former model and movie star known as Anna Karina, who was first drawn to the cinema by Godard, who also wrote for the magazine Cahiers du Cinéma. She first became his lover, and later in 1960, his wife. (She was called Anna Karina by Coco Chanel and always attracted people by her bold pictures. She was discovered by a talent scout while sitting at a café called Café Deux Magots and later worked as a model for Coco Chanel and Pierre Cardin.’ (Ali Akay – art critic, curator and academic)