8495 HH Aldeboarn
collage, grafiek, linosnede, mixed media, monotype, tekenen
My home town is Artvin, Hopa East Black Sea Region of Turkey. I have been living in Holland and partially in Cyprus since 2018,. after spending some years in Istanbul, New York and Ankara. Graduated from Ankara G.E.E./Resim-Is, Graphic Dep. in 1978, I followed classes at The Art Students League of New York in 1992-1994, and Chinese Calligraphy N.Y.C in 1994.
I believe; printing technic is giving extra power for my art. I like to drawing many different lines, dot, hit, strike, knock on the paper, it gives me all these detail works. Then I like to combine my print with the collage technic. I don’t use any glue, but I do love hand stitching. And I use hand stitching as my signature. Working with paper is always a discovery journey for me. It can be a work like textile, sewing and stitching. It might get the shape of a dress or carpet or sculpture. It can be a collage, knitting or folding. But always a means of expressing myself, my past and the present. I am a paper lover, and naturally a member of CPAA (Cyprus Paper Artists Association) and IAPMA(International Handmade Paper Maker & Paper Artists Association)