"I was born the 3rd June 1961 in Kızıltepe. I
spent my childhood and early youth in Ünye, Fatsa, Akçakale, Halfeti and Bursa,
later I studied at the Computer Engineering Department of the Middle-Eastern
Technical University. Between 1985 – 1993 I lived in Vienna/ Austria, where I
made my MA in Informatics at the Vienna Technical University. 1993 I returned to
Turkey. After having lived in Istanbul until 1997, I enjoyed the academic
environment of the Muğla University for one year after which I settled down in
Akyaka in the year 1998.
I worked for various national and international companies
in the fields of information technologies, engineering, project management and
as planning expert. Since I have settled in Akyaka I work in the tourism sector.
I care about protecting the natural life of the beautiful surrounding I live in
and support efforts in this direction. Since I have been elected in 2009 as
chairman of the Akyaka Citizens Council, I strive for the democratic
participation of Akyaka citizens in the decision making process of the local
To immediately answer the question of where art fits into
this “professional” profile, I do not call myself an artist. While this would be
pretentious on the one hand, it would be respect less towards art and artists.
If you wish you can call it feeling good about oneself, turning towards nice
feelings, therapy or hobby. I want to thank G.A.S.-Der for giving me the courage
and to motivate me to show my, in comparison with the work of artists,
unassuming work for the first time.
I bring glass, stone, ceramic and other objects together
to give them a new meaning, would best summarise and describe what I am doing.
This form of expression, called mosaic is one of human history’s ancient arts.
On the other hand, the relationship between human beings and nature is reflected
in art and in modern times is very different from the reflection before
modernity. I call my mosaic work, different from its meaning of old times,
“recycling” and “use again”.
Recycling, because I use objects that have been used as
different material, had fulfilled its function and had been discarded as
rubbish. Window panes broken while playing football, plates broken while doing
the dishes, mirrors cracked while making up, tiles fractured while moving and
discarded as junk, ceramics, outdated furniture and other things.
Since its first principle is “consuming” our age produces
ample material, as long as we want to recycle it. We can decorate recycled
material, things, thought of as having fulfilled its lifespan and make them
Shortly, recycling and reusing is the essence of my
mosaic work. In my personal life I try to slow the tempo of consuming and to
produce as little waste as possible. Still, I feel the need to sloooow down even
more. I think, the real artist of modern times is the one that succeeds to slow