PAINTER AND DIGITAL ARTIST
When did you realize that you were an artist?
I began drawing at the age of 12. When I started to be trained in this field, I copied almost all of Rembrandt and Raphael’s drawings at the age of 15. After finishing military service. I went to the Faculty of Art and I achieved the certificate of appreciation at the first student exhibition and this had been the path of my life. After childhood, I knew I could paint, and when I was young, I understood that I could become an artist. And I recognized in the student period by participating in group exhibitions and achieving a certificate of appreciation that I had taken the step in the right path and tried to become a professional artist.
Does making art help you to heal?
Yes, absolutely it does. Art helps to retrieve our internal world. As a painter, I portray my mental concerns and share them with others, therefore by painting, I empty myself so it will create a sense of lightness and liberation for me, but this issue for a normal person, in the same conditions will probably be different because they must use a tool other than art to empty and emulate.
Tell us about your artistic style?
I think that the style of art is not very important at the time we live, but its artistic expressions and notions are important. I know myself as a contemporary artist who has my individual style and it can be said that my style is a combination of different styles, but if we want to examine my works in a special category, I must say that I have been greatly inspired by Expressionism and Neo-Expressionism, and I am delighted to see the works of these artists, and I am especially interested in the works of Georg Baselitz. So the footprint of Expressionism and Neo-Expressionism is obviously observed in my works and they are clearly affected by Expressionism and Neo-Expressionism; my works are remarkably expressive. I think, if we want to consider a style for my works, we must say that they are the combination of Expressionism, Symbolism, and Conceptual art in contemporary art.
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