Always fancied an original piece of Pop Art but didnít dare to dream? Look again Ė Gokhan Burhanís paintings take inspiration from an art movement fashioned over fifty years ago, but offer us a new and refreshingly contemporary twist.
Pop Art, one of the most influential of the twentieth century art movements made its first appearance in New York and London in the 1950ís and 60ís. The movement was always infectious in its vivacity and has effected contemporary art since itís birth. It still continues to do so today, as we now see a new generation of artistís transform and revitalise the movement, bringing it in to the twenty-first century.
Like a considerable number of pop artists working a generation before him, Gokhan Burhan studied commercial art at university, going on to become a successful graphic designer and illustrator in the world of advertising. This period in his life has greatly influenced his art.
Although pop art has always been extremely varied in form, it can be seen to share certain concerns, especially with regard to the use of the familiar and images created in a flat, literal manner, often by methods familiar to mass production and the world of advertising. It only seemed a matter of time before Gokan Burhan, made his seamless transition in to the art world with these kitsch but tastefully fashionable paintings.