"Butterfly Inscription IV"
This artwork is on page 179 of the book "Ergin İnan 50. Sanat Yılı" published by Ekol Sanat.
Oil on wood
180 x 110 cm
Estimated Value: 700.000-1.100.000 TL
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ERGIN INAN (1943 - )
Ergin İnan, who was born in Malatya in 1943, spent his primary and secondary education years in Malatya. The artist, who started studying at Istanbul Faculty of Law in 1963, started studying painting at Istanbul State School of Applied Fine Arts in 1964. He became a student of Karl Schlaminger and Helmut Hungerberg, respectively. In 1968, he passed the assistant exam of the painting department and became Helmut Hungerberg's assistant. In 1969, the artist studied at the Salzburg Summer Academy with a scholarship from Prof. He worked on painting alongside Emilio Vedova. Between 1971 and 1973, he won the Daad German Academic Exchange Scholarship and worked as a professor at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. Rudi Tröger and Prof. He worked on painting and printmaking alongside Mac Zimmermann. Ergin İnan made observations in museums in Paris, Venice, Verona, Montova and Florence in 1972 and 1973. The artist, who was appointed as a lecturer in the Painting Department at the School of Applied Fine Arts in 1975, conducted research in fine arts academies and museums in Munich and Berlin with a Daad scholarship in 1978-79. He continued his research and investigations in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag (The Hague) and London in 1981. After being appointed as a faculty member to the Painting Department of Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts in 1982, the artist continued his work in Berlin, where he was invited to win the Daad Berlin Artists Scholarship between 1983-87. Ergin İnan was appointed as a professor at Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting, where he was a faculty member, in 1985. Additionally, in 1985 and 1986, he was invited as a guest professor to the Painting Department of the Berlin School of Fine Arts and gave drawing lessons. He worked on printmaking at Artess Çamlıca Art House in 1987 and at IMOGA in 2005 and 2013.
Moreover, Ergin İnan's art is based on examining and interpreting the metaphysical meaning between existence and extinction from his own perspective. In his paintings, the search for synthesis of Eastern and Western cultures can be observed. Starting from the 1970s, he reflects the visual and symbolic relationships established between images in his works depicting insects and human figures. In addition, he occasionally included cultural images from ancient civilizations and evaluated them in the same artistic context. Inan, who uses many different materials and techniques in his works, uses wood, duralite, paper or handmade special papers, etc. in addition to canvas. He uses different techniques and materials such as oil paint, watercolor, tempera, colored ink and collage on carriers.
İnan, one of the important contemporary painters of Turkish Art, has many personal and group exhibitions at home and abroad. He is an artist who has worked in various workshops in Munich and Berlin, who has lived and practiced art in Turkey for many years, and who has combined Ottoman culture and zoology knowledge in works of frightening beauty. Ankara and Istanbul State Fine Arts Museums, Dahlem Museum-Berlin, Haus der Kunst-Munich, Kunstverein-Frechen, Modern Art Museum-Cleveland, Bradford Museum, British Museum-London, Cul des Sarts Museum, Fredrikstad Modern Art Museum-Belgian museums İnan's works are in permanent collections and are also in many private collections. The artist continues his work in Istanbul and Berlin.