|Fatih Kızılcan, born in 1961, Turkey, is an associate professor of pediatric surgery. In 1997, he left his academic carreer to concentrate on his art. Since his first solo exhibition in 1998, he has shown every year in various galeries in Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir.He has also exhibited his work at International Contemporary Art Fair held annually in İstanbul ( Artistanbul and Contemporary Istanbul ).|
He is a self-taught artist who by virtue of his medical training has a keen knowledge of tha human form. His figures are created by erasing or rubbing off dry paints from mdf surface. The artist feels that his technique is as if carving a statue not from a 3D stone, but erasing from a 2D surface. Mdf, which is a wood material, is first prepared with gesso and acrylic(burnt sienna), and then the surface is covered by a dark coloured pigment( china marker) dissolved by turpentine. After drying, the surface is rubbed by hard erasers to form the images. The artist believes that it is easier to form the images by this technique, because rubbing off the dark coloured board initializes the Gestalt phenomenon in the artist’s mind making him imagine the faces, the figures, or scenes, etc., rather than painting or drawing.
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