I am a 32 years old painter and a ceramics artist, currently working and living in Antalya, Turkey. I got my bachelor's degree from the Dokuz Eylul University (DEU), Faculty of Fine Arts, Ceramics and Glass Department in 2003; and my master's degree in 2005 from the DEU, Institute of Fine Arts, Ceramics Department. While studying for my PhD, I had to leave my academic carrier because of my health problems. After healing, my desire to study fine arts continued and I focused on my paintings which has always been my passion and became a full-time painter.
My style of art is described as modern abstracts and most of my work has been influenced by abstract expressionism, impressionism, and surrealism. The subject matters of my art vary from landscapes to imaginative geometrical and organic compositions, natural and unnatural environments, architecture to industrialization and technology. Although acrylics are the main medium I use, I keep experimenting and exploring different materials and mediums. The size of my paintings vary from extra large to very small. Lately I have started to work on art trading cards which are referred to ACEOs.
My original artworks are currently being collected worldwide. Many of them can be found in national and international private and corporate collections. The growing demand for my art steadily increasing its value.
A Few Words About My Art
The subject matters of my art vary from landscapes to imaginative geometrical and organic compositions, architecture to industrialization and technology.
I always had a keen interest in the ancient art and the mythology since my childhood. I was born and raised in Izmir (ancient name Smyrna). Now I live in Antalya. I have traveled around the coasts of the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea where many ancient civilizations rose and fell. I believe that these journeys have great effect consciously or unconsciously on my artworks. I read a lot in my spare time. My art is also influenced by the subjects and elements of science fiction, underground and dystopian literatures which are my favorites.
As a consequence of coming from the ceramics discipline, I use texture a lot in my paintings, trying to capture the feel or look of the ceramics surface. My paintings are usually layered with color and texture besides the abstracted shapes and landscapes. Especially on my landscapes, I work on a more expressive level; try to convey what I feel in my inner world. The process of painting is a kind of metaphysical journey for me.
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