Devabil Kara creates holes and voids in the works in his exhibition. The image of a heavy fog engenders a disparity and distinction when combined with space. The relief is adorned with modes that expand, shrink, curve and whisper. The void infiltrates into us. Different forms and conditions overflow from these spaces in their full force. They rapidly reach out to us, crashing onto our skin – and we breath, visually and spiritually. “An old, an ancient green surrounds us on this meander.”* On the other hand, neon lights try to dissolve the same fog that permeates that space. They suspend in the air visually aiding the eyes that try to distinguish objects.

Following a bright sky, Van Gogh went to southern France to see objects in their pure realities. Unable to perceive the essence in the exhibition due to the fog Devabil Kara creates with shades of green, we are to realize which “ways of seeing” and perceptions that we need to overcome.

Finally, one wonders if the muteness and silence of things can transform into a scream. Especially when we open up to the world and it opens up to us… When the fog dissolves, the cover is removed, borders are abolished, a mutual understanding is achieved and distances vanish, we can actually encounter beings physically – who knows? Let the world’s wilderness come into direct contact with us.

Hüseyin Gökçe


*Azad Ziya Eren, “Yitik Baykuş”, İstanbul: Noktürn Yayınları, 2012, p. 16.



Publisher Millî Reasürans T.A.Ş.
1st Edition, 1000 copies
ISBN 978-605-2391-06-8
Organization Millî Reasürans Sanat Galerisi
Text Hüseyin Gökçe
Translation Çağdaş Acar
Design Didem Dayı
Photography Arcan - Studio Majo / Engin Gerçek
Color Separation and Printing Mas Matbaacılık


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