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      Belmin Pilevneli

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      Belmin Pilevneli is a Turkish visual artist and illustrator based in London. Through her abstract paintings and prints, Belmin explores emotional landscapes. She encourages viewers to remember the pure feelings they once felt as children, welcoming glimpses of love, jealousy, sadness, happiness, and anger, so often dismissed in contemporary life. Using colour to prompt an emotional response, her undulating works, densely packed with rippling forms on embossed paper, invite viewers to explore a full, colourful spectrum of emotion.

      Belmin Pilevneli's Early Career and Studies

      Born in 1990, Belmin studied Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design at Sabanc─▒ University, Turkey. She also has an MA in Illustration and Visual Media from UAL, London College of Communication. Before starting her studies in London, she worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in Istanbul, her hometown. The artist inherits her passion for creation from her family; her parents are both ceramists, and her grandfather is a well-known painter in Turkey. Carrying forth the artistic flame, Belmin continues to hone her talent, inviting us to reconnect with our inner selves and reflect on today's most pressing issues.

      Exhibitions and Commissions

      Belmin's paintings and prints have appeared in places like Soho House Istanbul, the House of Illustration in London, and the Press Museum in Istanbul. Made in Arts London, Creative Debuts, Chrom-Art, and, recently, Harris and Erel Art have represented the artist. She has participated in numerous art fairs, group exhibitions, and solo shows, including London Illustration Fair (2016), Galeri Miz in Istanbul (2018), and London's Shipton Street Gallery. She has also creatively collaborated on design projects with major charities such as WWF and TOG Foundation, accomplished various commercial brand commissions, designed graphic album covers, book covers (for none other than Penguin Random House Design Awards), and in-app graphics.

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