Reflecting the images used in Kurdish fairy tales on her paintings, Runak Resulpur opened her exhibition in Saraykapı Café, which is an old Diyarbakır house. Her 28 pieces she created during the time she stayed in Diyarbakır will take place in the exhibition.
The revenue of the exhibition that will stay open for 10 days will be sent to the earthquake victims in Kirmanşan.
“The people in there have been suffering. The Yarsanis who reject to convert to Islam live in that region. One of the reasons that the government doesn’t lend support is this difference in belief. It is getting colder, the people are devastated and left by themselves. We want to lend support from here, even if it is symbolic”.
Telling that she has been inspired by especially Kurdish stories, Resulpur said, “The fairy tale is taking place in a village where it doesn’t rain. I designed it as a village of dry lands trees with no leaves”.
Illustrating for a set of stories comprising 21 books prepared by the Diyarbakır Political and Social Researches Institute in the past, Resulpur now is planning to design the puppets of her settler fox character’s fingers.
Runak Resulpur decided to live with her husband Seywan Seidyan in Diyarbakır where she came three years with the intention to head for İstanbul.
As for why, Resulpur explains:
“İstanbul would be much better for us. First of all, we had come for artistic activities. Then we realized that there is no progress in Turkey with respect to approach to art. We’ve continued to stay here since our works are mostly related with Kurdish culture”. (BD/EKN/TK)
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