Fatih Gök and Semih Cınar

Fatih Gök_Semih Cınar, Turkey

Semih Çinar was born in Karabük and in 2013 graduated from Karabük University Fine Arts Faculty. He continued with his master’s at Hacettepe University; 2016 Graphic Art Biennial Of Szeklerland 2016 (Transilvania Art Center /Romania); 2016 Osten Biennial Of Drawing Skopje 2016 (National Gallery Of Macedonia); 2016 Sava Ve Bari II / War and Peace II (Ça da Santalar Merkez, Ankara). Abstract In the 18th and 19th centuries, as a result of the emergence of the industrial revolution, the social structure changed along with the modernization. The emergence of the digital age therein has accelerated this change and enabled different forms of expression and techniques to emerge in art. In this presentation, I attempt to convey the reasons and the importance of preserving the traditions as well as the updating of the art of woodblock printing, which is one of the traditional branches of art.

Born in Izmit, Turkey in 1989, Fatih Gok entered the Department of Painting, Bodrum Faculty of Fine Arts, Mugla University in 2007 and graduated there in 2011. He began to study for a master’s degree at the Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Hacettepe University in the Spring Semester of 2015. His international exhibitions include International Print Biennale Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia, 2017; 3. Osten Biennial Of Drawing Skopje, Gallery Osten, Macedonia, 2016; International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan, 2016; International Istanbul Printmaking Activities, International Istanbul Engravings Exhibition, Yüksel Sabanc Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey, 2016; and International Student Exlibris Competition, St. Petersburg + Moscow, Russia, 2011. Abstract The images of modern times are made up especially of the images that come into our life after the industrial revolution. Life forms and shapes that do not exist in human life before this date enter into human life. In this case, the communication of the person with these new life forms needs to be taken in a new context. This presentation aims to explore my works as studies of these new forms of life together with the art of woodcut, one of the earliest methods of the art of printing. At the same time, the relationship of the woodcut technique with technically realistic expression is of special importance. It is also necessary to examine the technical point of view to these sample works, which are revealed by thinking about the technical possibilities of woodcut. Pushing borders in contemporary print art is very important in terms of the diversity and development of techniques. If it is intended to transfer the images realistically, printing techniques pose a variety of challenges because they are an “indirect” method in a sense. Again by example works, I aim to examine the subjective relationship between woodcut art and realistic expression. This examination will focus on the technical possibilities of woodcut art especially in Turkey