cityscape II. N.Y. & Toronto
cityscape III, Istanbul
flower of power
garden of eden
nal meets gaudi
the power of nature
colours at sea
Pure Photo Impressions
Explosive sensual colour. Thick dynamic brushstrokes. Delicate shards of reflected light. Temel Nal’s unique photoworks unite the opposite forces of abstract and figurative in a powerful interaction of imagination and reality.
“I feel colour, I sense light……” are the fundamentals that drive him to create his emotional and strong images.Nal has been transforming the everyday with his camera since 1996. Skylines, cars, fields of flora, architecture, Oriental Bazaars, people – all chosen subjects that he elevates from the literal, with his specific – never divulged – photographic technique. His easy relationship with intense colour and powerful emotion make his work highly accessible to the viewer. He kicks open your senses with his swathes of abstract camera “strokes”, inviting us to reconsider the values that we ascribe to the everyday.
Fundamental to all his works is the astounding fact that they are not computer-manipulated. Starting with an analogue camera in the early years, he changed to digital with the advent of that new technology. All of Nal’s images have been
and are the result of the technique he uses whilst taking the photo. There is no post-production manipulation, only a minimal enhancement in the definition and colour intensity of the image. Not unlike film development in the analogue
era. In a world where it is taken for granted that photographic images are incessantly enhanced, his direct-creation in situ is like a breath of fresh air. Janus-faced technology does not come into the equation. He calls this “Pure Photo Impression”. Emphasizing that his final image is pure, untampered and the exact rendition of what he was feeling at the time and place of the work’s genesis. He uses his camera – to re-quote Fox Talbot – as “the pencil of art”. This disregard of technology gives his work a highly personal, self-reflexive slant, bold and vibrant colours contained within the artificial boundaries of the canvas, tempered with the unexpected of strong, liberated emotion.
Temel Nal’s works are varied in format and come in multiples. Images are printed on canvas, satin paper, handmadepaper, acrylic glass. Temel Nal is available for and has extensive experience in commissioned works.
Temel Nal lives and works in Germany.
Solo and Group Exhibitions (Selection)
Solo Exhibition, Swissotel Istanbul, October 2019
Solo Exhibition, Gallery Sophisticated, Munich, Germany, September 2019
ART MARKET Hamptons Fair, New York, USA, July 2019
Solo Exhibition in My Micro Gallery as part of Festivale de Fotografia Milano 2019, May 2019
Galleria Marco Antonio Patrizio, (Padua, Italy) at the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain Paris, France, April 2019
Gold List Prize by Art Market Magazine for the most outstanding and up-and-coming emerging artist for 2019. March 2019.
Camden Image Gallery, London, England, Group Show ” The Silent Witness”, February 2019
Spectrum Art Fair, Art Basel Week Miami, Miami , USA, December 2018
CLIO Art Fair , NYC, October 2018
2017 ARTNIGHT Olching, Olching, Germany (group)
2017 Haus Heiliggeist, Munich, Germany (solo)
2017 Marian Llado Gallery, Tegernsee, Germany (group)
2016 Turkish Embassy, Berlin , Germany (with Ali Yesil)
2014 Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Media, Energy & Technology,
Munich, Germany,”Phase 6”. (solo)
2016 Represented by Gallery Kunsthaus Maximilian, Munich, Germany.
2013 Zahnmedizinzentrum, Munich, Germany, „18“. (solo)
2013 Porsche Zentrum, Niederbayern , Germany „50 Years of 911“. (solo)
2013 Gallery Kunsthaus Maximilian, Munich, Germany (group)
2013 Galerie der Kunstgiesserei, Munich ‚ Germany.„Begegnung in der Bewegung“
(Group with Werner Grund & Enzo Arduini))
2012 Consens & Sanas, Munich, Germany, “Consonanzen”. (with Hans de Roos)
2011 Dachauer Forum, Dachau, Germany (solo)
2011 Book Presentation ‘I Feel Colour’, Temel Nal, Babel Publishing, Germany
2011 St. Paul’s Kirche, Munich, Germany, “Nal Meets Gaudi”(solo)
2011 St. Paul’s Kirche, Munich, Germany, Easter Mass presentation of work “On the Way”.
2011 European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2010 ARCORA International, Ascheim, Germany (solo)
2010 Capitol Theatre, Offenbach, Germany , “Apfelstrudel trifft Balaklava”, (solo)
2010 Galerie 48, Munich, Germany (solo)
Press & Publications
Temel Nal is kindly supported by Sami Memili, Arcora International GmbH, Germany.