Pop­u­lar sur­re­al­ist to join World Art Games

Azer News - - Culture & Lifestyle - By La­man Is­may­ilova

Azer­bai­jan’s pop­u­lar sur­re­al­ist, Mehriban Efendi will rep­re­sent the coun­try at the World Art Games within the frame­work of the Oda to Life fes­ti­val, to be held in Mon­tene­gro on Septem­ber 15- 23.

Mehriban Efendi will present four works "Pearl Star", "Dreams", "Buta" and "Im­pres­sion" as part of the event, Trend Life re­ported.

Her visit will be or­ga­nized with the as­sis­tance of the Min­istry of Cul­ture of Azer­bai­jan, the Azer­bai­jan State Art Gallery, the Con­sulate of Mon­tene­gro in Azer­bai­jan and In­ter­na­tional Cul­tures.

"The fes­ti­val will be at­tended by artists from more than twenty coun­tries, ac­tors of the world-fa­mous opera house La Scala, fa­mous film ac­tors and many guests from dif­fer­ent spheres of arts who will turn this event into a grandiose hol­i­day unit­ing the peo­ples," said Mehriban Efendi.

It is in­ter­est­ing that the artist will first present to the gen­eral pub­lic the orig­i­nal of her paint­ing "Pearl Star", which in 2012 was demon­strated by Art Takes times Squire on the LED screens at Broad­way streets in New York. This pic­ture won the au­di­ence award among the works of 100,000 artists and pho­tog­ra­phers from around the world.

Sur­re­al­ism mostly at­tracts unique artists, and Azer­bai­jan’s most pop­u­lar sur­re­al­ist, Mehriban Efendi, is one those artist to who this kind of art helped show her in­ner world.

The first solo ex­hi­bi­tion of Efendi was held in the U.S. in 2005. Then she par­tic­i­pated in the ex­hi­bi­tion "Art and Aware­ness" in Mon­tana; a few of her works were fur­ther demon­strated at the huge elec­tronic bill­boards "Art Takes Times Square" on Time Square in New York.

The work "Har­mony" pre­sented at this ex­hi­bi­tion was pub­lished in the book "Art Takes Time Square" and was noted as one of the best works in 2012.

Efendi took part in an in­ter­na­tional ex­hi­bi­tion or­ga­nized by Aus­tralian artist Paris Saint-Martin, be­com­ing one of the top ten com­puter artists in 2003, while in 2009, the artist's work was pre­sented at an in­ter­na­tional ex­hi­bi­tion in the Nether­lands. In 2010, Efendi was among the 56 best sur­re­al­ist painters in the world.

She won the first prize of the in­ter­na­tional ex­hi­bi­tion "Shin­ing" in Bul­garia, which was held un­der the motto "The an­cient codes of my coun­try" in 2010.

In 2011, the artist won an in­ter­na­tional award at the fes­ti­val "Cin­ema @ Cos­tume moulins" in France as "The best dress artist." This award was con­ferred for her cos­tume de­signs for Ger­man di­rec­tor Veit Helmer's film "Ab­sur­dis­tan."

She was the win­ner of the pres­ti­gious San­dro Bot­ti­celli (named af­ter the Ital­ian painter of the Early Re­nais­sance) award called “For art and tal­ent” in 2014.

In 2016, her works "Mys­ti­cism" and "Night Im­pres­sion" en­tered the book "Poly­chro­mia" about the best con­tem­po­rary sur­re­al­ist artists ac­cord­ing to Na­tional Geografic.

Last year, artist's paint­ings "Miri­ada" and "Im­pres­sion" were pre­sented at the largest ex­hi­bi­tion of sur­re­al­ism in Europe.

Efendi's works are ex­hib­ited in Por­tu­gal, the U.S., Hol­land, Bul­garia, France and other coun­tries.

Me­hiban Efendi awarded a num­ber of in­ter­na­tional prizes in Ger­many, France, Mace­do­nia, Bul­gary, etc. The out­stand­ing artist also worked as a cos­tume de­signer with the Ger­man film­maker Veit Helmer in his com­edy "Ab­sur­dis­tan," shot in Azer­bai­jan in 2008.

She is the win­ner of the pres­ti­gious San­dro Bot­ti­celli (named af­ter the Ital­ian painter of the Early Re­nais­sance) award called “For art and tal­ent” in 2014.

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