CONTEMPORARY TURKISH PAINTERS

Mümin Candaş

Who is Mümin Candaş?

Mümin Candaş, who transforms living spaces in different cities of Turkey into works of art with his works, states that he made a note in history with his paintings. Mümin Candaş’s life story and his view of art are as follows;

He was born in Beşikdüzü, Trabzon. He completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Vakfıkebir.

In the period 1990-1994, K.T.Ü. He completed his undergraduate education at Fatih Faculty of Education, Department of Art Teaching.

He was appointed as a teacher to Samandağ Secondary School in Samandağı district of Hatay province.

In 1996, he won the Environmental and Visual Arts Master’s program at Istanbul Technical University. In the same year, he worked as a visual arts educator at Istanbul Şişli Sait Çiftçi Primary School.

He completed his master’s degree in 2000 by graduating from Teoman SÜDOR – Ahmet KESİN and Ferhan GÖZGÜ ÇELİK workshops.

He has been working as a Visual Arts Educator at Trabzon Akçaabat Fine Arts High School since 2002.

He has been the President of the Black Sea Plastic Arts Association since 2013.

The artist, who still continues his painting works in his own private workshop, has participated in many international and national group exhibitions and painting workshops, including 3 solo ones.

Stating that he transformed living spaces in different cities of Turkey into works of art with his works, Mümin Candaş states that he made a note in history with his paintings.

Stating that he photographs and paints old buildings in the cities and workshops he visits, Candaş said, “In a sense, I question the relationship between life and humans in my paintings. I do not use human figures to reveal the person's connection with the painting. I reshaped the relationship between humans and nature, the impact of nature on humans, and the concepts of spiritual and physical depth with aesthetic interpretations. In my paintings, I deal with the relationship between humans and nature and the concept of depth with my own interpretation. I reshape and paint the effect of nature on humans with aesthetic interpretations. In this way, I create works that reveal my own tastes.

I am generally in search of balance, rhythm and time in the colors and compositions I use. This balance is the color balance and reflections of nature, and sometimes I express the common feelings of every person by using analogies from nature. The images I use create color plans that extend with the concept of time, leaving traces with their shadows in the environments they are in.”



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