Posta ve Telgraf Teşkilat Anonim Şirketi organized an exhibition entitled "Pula Devrim Erbil Istanbul Paintings from Painting" featuring the works of Painter Devrim Erbil, who was awarded the Presidential Culture and Art Grand Prize in 2019 and was honored with the title of State Artist in 1991.
PTT AŞ General Manager Hakan Gülten said, “With the stamp designs prepared by our company; It enables us to witness history by carrying our national, spiritual values and cultural elements to their stamps with artistic lines. " said. In the exhibition held in the Beyoğlu Municipality Presidency Building Exhibition Hall, the commemorative stamp and the first day envelope with the theme of "Paintings of Our Turkish Painters (Devrim Erbil)" put into circulation within the scope of the 2021 Stamp Emission Program prepared by PTT AŞ were introduced in addition to the works of Erbil. Beyoğlu Mayor Haydar Ali Yıldız, PTT AŞ General Manager Hakan Gülten, deputy mayors and guests attended the exhibition.
"Erbil Emphasizes Communication of Cultures"
Stating that the theme in the works of State Artist Devrim Erbil is predominantly Istanbul and that the artist emphasizes the communication between East and West, Beyoğlu Mayor Haydar Ali Yıldız said, “PTT presents different cultures from East to West with stamps, envelopes and letters. an institution that carries. This time, stamps prepared from Devrim Erbil's paintings with the same theme will provide this interaction. Working with a vision that keeps up with the times in the field of telecommunications, PTT also draws attention with its works that support the arts and artists ”.
"We Express Our Respect To Our Artists"
Expressing that PTT, which leads the communication and communication industry, sees serving the history and culture of our country as a social responsibility, PTT AŞ General Manager Hakan Gülten said: “With the designs prepared by our company; It enables us to witness history by carrying our national, spiritual values and cultural elements to their stamps with artistic lines. While adding meaning to our culture through our stamps, we enrich our stamp inventory with the works of our esteemed artists. In this way, we both reinforce the artistic value of our stamps and express our respect to our artists who touch our souls with their works. "
Stating that they were happy to include the works of the master painter Devrim Erbil, who successfully represented Turkish art and culture in the stamp series and who created works that are proud of the world, Gülten said, “Reflecting the beauties of our country with its unique colors and lines and contributing greatly to the development of Turkish painting art The works of our esteemed artist will take their place in our philately history through PTT stamps and will be inherited to the future ”.
"The Purpose of This Exhibition is to Introduce the Turkish Artist"
Devrim Erbil, who participated in the opening of the exhibition via video conferencing method, made the following assessment: “Communication; it always reminds you of longings, love and reunions. The stamp exhibition allowed us to do this through art. A stamp is an object that travels the entire universe, can be seen by everyone, and describes that country and culture. The realization of such an exhibition means bringing art to many places. The purpose of this exhibition is to introduce Turkish artists and to set an example for art to become widespread. "