EMRE CAN (1984)

He was born Bozüyük in 1984. He graduated from Bozüyük Anatolian Ceramics Vocational High School. He completed his undergraduate education at Afyon Kocatepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Ceramics Department in 2007. In 2008, he started his post graduate education at the same university and graduated from Afyon Kocatepe University, Institute of Social Sciences in 2012. He started to work as a research assistant at Abant İzzet Baysal University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Ceramics Department in 2012. He started his proficiency in art training at Anadolu University, Institute of Fine Arts in 2013 and he has still worked as a research assistant at Anadolu University, Faculty of Fine Arts. He has attended a lot of national and international group exhibitions. 

About Works

As a tool to shape ceramic I use a Three-Dimensional printer. Nature surrounding us carries both a material and intuitive feeling and an internal structure that affects us. The feelings and the impacts that these structures have on us are the most important factors affecting me.  While nature is so organic, digital media is so artificial. My goal is to transform the artificial forms from a machine into an organic structure with different touches, to capture the opposition between artificial and organic, and to deform the ceramic structures produced by a machine to reveal new forms. While designing to make use of the internal spaces of a structure, I combine the forms that I created in digital environment with traditional shaping methods. There is a skeleton, a system that constitutes each item and keeps that item alive. That is what I am curious about  and where I focus  what I want to tell within my work. The smoothness and perfection that the structure’s surface gives, the desire to break it in order to reveal the inner workings lead me to different kinds of adventures. I am also getting new forms in the framework of the theme thatI have specified.

Awards & Nominations:

*74th State Painting and Sculpture Competition, Achievement Award 2018 Erzurum/Turkey

* 15th Golden Pitcher Ceramic Competition Special Award 2018/ İzmir/Turkey

* Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist in 2018 /USA

* 8th International Gizem Frit Ceramic Competition Honorable Mention 2017 Sakarya/ Turkey

* 1st Dumlupınar Ceramics Competition, First Prize in Turning Wheel 2014 Kütahya/Turkey

* International Korea Society of Design Trend Competition 2014 Korea

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