About the Book
Unbelievable Truths Exhibition
Everything we know today, more often than not, was born of intuition, unproven bits of evidence at first sight but based on some sort of educated leaps of faith. Some of the most important influences in our daily lives are defiant to mere proof. They are purely based on assumptions or suppositions - yet that is enough to push our minds toward making those beliefs viable. Actually, those ideas, concepts, beliefs, dreams or thoughts remain as unbelievable truths until they are unproven. They are the first seeds of mind. The seeds that connect us to others and essentially to life. They are the source of human emotions as well as the energy source for all human action. Without unbelievable truths there will be no emotion and no action.
With this new collection Ali Kursun wanted to create paintings that represent the unbelievable truths we seed in our minds everyday in life. Paintings that remind us that our lives actually run on unbelievable truths.
Ali Kursun is a Geneva based visual artist. He is a self-taught artist and his painting is purely intuitive. He began to create his first paintings in dry pastel which a canvas was uniformly covered with earth colours. His work has received attention rapidly in a career that spans ten years of creative practice. He uses a variety of unorthodox methods to produce paintings and photographs. His work is deliberately experimental. Out of his immersion in different cultures and people, his art manages to retain its quintessence: the human senses. Kursun is a story-teller, a futurist, and a thoughtful enquirer into the conditions of life. His inquiry into the human knowledge is seminal to his personal motivation. "In essence, art is the unspoken language of feelings. It is about perceptual worlds and senses. You either feel a piece of artwork or you don't. Art is intuitive. It is a universal system of communication." he says. Ali Kursun lives and creates in Geneva, Switzerland.