Nur Esen's works will be at the Cumhuriyet Foundation Art Gallery between 26 April and 9 May…

Gazi painter-sculptor Nur Esen opens her 17th personal exhibition under the title "Sculptures on My Canvas" at the Cumhuriyet Foundation Art Gallery in Ankara on Friday, April 26, 2024 at 18.00. Nur Esen's exhibition, which brings together canvas and sculpture, will be held on May 9, 2024. It can be visited up to .

Nur Esen explained to Reflections from Art how she achieved such unity from her separate painting and sculpture works:
“In 2015, I opened an exhibition with my high-textured paintings. Later, my figures turned into reliefs and sculptures, without compromising the integrity of the subject, in a painting-like manner. 'Sculptures on My Canvas' emerged with the works I made using plasticine, the main material of which was paper, glue and a mixture of various materials, on the skeleton I prepared on the canvas.
First of all, the artist should not feel any pressure while creating his works. The artist must be free so that he can create original works. The sculptures on my canvas create different shadows on the canvas at every time of the day. I liked these shadows the most. I believe that I reflect my soul in my paintings and this is passed on to the art lovers who watch. This must be the expression of emotion or the overflow of emotion. My enthusiasm and excitement are always the same. We all know that the search of those who work in art never ends. “And it shouldn't end.”

He was born in Erzincan in 1952. He graduated from Gazi Education Institute, Painting and Crafts Department, Graphics Major, Mürşide İçmeli Workshop in 1977. He worked as a civil servant for eleven years. Some of the stories and tales he wrote for children were published in children's magazines.
He continued his painting studies in various workshops in Copenhagen, where he went in 1988.
He worked on patterns in the textile field. He opened his first personal exhibition in 1994 and his first sculpture exhibition in 1996. He opened 16 personal exhibitions and 8 online exhibitions. He participated in many joint and group exhibitions at home and abroad. He took part in the Painters' Meeting events. After the exhibition he was to open in Istanbul in 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic, he participated in art fairs and various group exhibitions.

The artist, who is a member of the United Painters and Sculptors Association and a member of the board of directors of the association for 6 years, including 4 years as General Secretary, still continues his works in his workshop in Ankara.