Günay Shamsi

Günay Shamsi
born 1986 in Baku, Azerbaijan
Lives & works in Berlin, Germany
since 2015 studies sculpture at Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin 
since 2015 professional internship in restoration and conservation of porcelain, restoration-center, Berlin, Germany
seit 2010 member of Azerbaijan Artists Union
2007-2011 studied stage painting at the State University for Culture & Art of Azerbaijan 
15.8-9.11.‘10   3 months professional internship at Druckwerkstatt at Kulturwerk of the BBK in Berlin, Germany
2003-2007 studied painting at Azimzade State College of Fine Arts, Baku, Azerbaijan
2004-2006 internship of restoration and conservation of freskos  at Arkhangel Michail Church in Baku, Azerbaijan

Honoured titles & awards
2017 winner of the painting competition of MuseumFLUXUS+, Potsdam, Germany      
2010-2012 presidential awardee, scholarship for painting (Associaltion of AZ artists)
2011 awardee of juvenile painters of Azerbaijan by the Ministry for Youth and Sports 
2010 Award of the German-Azerbaijani Society e.V for the merits in developing the German-Azerbaijani Friendship Relations
2008 1st place in the exhibition dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H. Aliyev
2008 Winner of the painting competition under the theme "Germany seen through the eyes of an artist - three colors: black, red, gold" - amongst others the German Embassy in Baku

Günay Shamsi loves experimenting, both in painting and in sculpture, there are no limits for her, and everything is and should be allowed. But the artistic focus is always on the aesthetics and a certain beauty. Although Günay has usually already the finished picture in her mind, she particularly enjoys the process of creating forms, movements of the lines, burning of different colors, different shades, soft transfusions of the mysterious chiaroscuro, because in her point of view that’s the way how one’s creats his/ her own reality, which can differ from the imagined one.
Günay is firm in many genres and she is especially known for realistic paintings and extremely accurate reproduction. However, inspired by her sculpture studies in Berlin, she has increasingly turned into plasticity and in recent years has been very interested creating artwork in pop surrealism style.

Botanischer Garten - 2017 - oil & acryl on canvas - 140x100cm
Fly - 2017 - oil & acryl on canvas, synthetic - 120x100cm
Two spaces, one face - 2017 - oil & acryl on canvas - 240x120cm
Magical World - 2012 - oil on canvas - 120x100 cm
A Leap into the space - 2014 - oil on canvas - 30x40 cm
Adam und Eva (Diptychon) - 2014 - oil & acryl on canvas - 180x200cm each
Door - 2012 - oil on canvas - 180x200 cm
Oriental Still Life - 2014 - oil on canvas - 60x80 cm
Günay Shamsi
Exhibitions (selection)

2017 MuseumFLUXUS+, Potsdam, Germany
2017 "Pomegranate and Fire Mountain - Azerbaijani Contemporary Art between Fantasy and Viewing Worlds", Kunststation Kleinsassen, Kleinsassen, Germany
2016 Artrium, THE HAUS - Berlin Art Bang, Berlin, Germany
2016 „Azerbaijan meets Japan in Berlin“, Galerie Berlin-Baku, Berlin, Germany
2016 Artrium, Zigarren Herzog, Berlin, Germany
2016 Academy of Contemporary Art, Creative Writing, Tromsø, Norway
2016 dat Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2015 "smArtcities", Korean Cultural Centre & Galerie Berlin-Baku, Berlin, Germany
2015 „Happy Season“, Galerie Berlin-Baku, Berlin, Germany
2014 Galerie Ardes, Berlin, Germany
2014 „Azerbaijan meets Korea in Berlin“, Galerie Berlin-Baku, Berlin, Germany
2012 "Cite internationale des arts", Paris, France
2012 "Grand tournoi de chevalerie", Normandy, France
2012 ’’Blue Water’’, Four Seasons Hotel. Baku, Azerbaijan
2010 The Crescent Beach Hotel. Baku, Azerbaijan
2009/10 United Buddy Bears Show - Berlin, Germany with Ali Shamsiyev
2009 "ROLE MODELS,Women Daring to Change", Women's Association for rational development (WARD) Baku, Azerbaijan
'09-'15 Participation at groupexhibitions in various cities - Berlin, Baku,  Moskow, Prague, Paris
'92-'08 Annual participation at exhibitions for kids & teenagers in Baku, Moskow, Japan

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