Painter Ömer Ünsal will present his painting exhibition themed "Horse, Primitive and Earthquake", consisting of his works using oil paint and mixed techniques on canvas and leather, to art lovers at SANKO Art Gallery on March 15, 2024. Stating that he experienced the February 6 earthquakes in Kahramanmaraş, Ömer Ünsal said that he will include his works reflecting the change and transformation in nature in the exhibition. Stating that he is of Caucasian origin, Ünsal said, “There were Caucasian horses in the Russian wars. Many horse breeds have disappeared and only the Şağdi breed remains. In memory of this horse, I studied horses in my works. Horses have traveled with humans in war and peace. "For this reason, I thought of it as a cultural journey and gave importance to horses in my works," he said. Emphasizing that he had previously reflected horses and primitive (patterns-motifs) subjects in his works, Ünsal said, “Now I have reflected on my canvas the experiences of the earthquakes that wounded us deeply. "I invite art lovers from Gaziantep to the opening of the exhibition," he said. The painting exhibition with the theme of "Horse, Primitive and Earthquake", which will include 20 works by Ömer Ünsal, will open on Friday, March 15, 2024, at 17.30 at SANKO Art Gallery, located on the third floor of SANKO Park AVM.

Ömer Ünsal was born in 1976 in Kahramanmaraş Göksun. He graduated from 19 Mayıs University, Faculty of Education, Department of Painting in 1996. He taught North Caucasian Folk Dances as a part-time teacher at Gaziantep University Turkish Music State Conservatory Turkish Folk Dances Department. He performed the music of the Mediterranean Region Caucasian Folk Dances team with Garmon (Garmon: a type of accordion specific to the Caucasus) within the scope of the European Union Project in 2004-2005. He works as a visual arts teacher at Kahramanmaraş Fine Arts High School. Ünsal, who opened 6 personal exhibitions in Gaziantep, Kahramanmaraş and Amasya, participated in 7 group exhibitions in Adana, Kahramanmaraş, Halep, Gaziantep, Amasya and Samsun. Ünsal's works, which received first, second and third place awards in the competitions, were deemed worthy of being exhibited in three competitions.

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