Hikmet Olgaçer

I was born in 1959 in Ozankoy, Cyprus. I left Cyprus to study Veterinary Sciences at the University of Ankara, graduating in 1984. In 1987 I began teaching in Primary schools as a substitute teacher, and then as a form tutor and Art teacher for the following 30 years. Art has been a passion of mine since childhood and I’ve experimented with different mediums and different paints, however the impressionist approach to painting has always been my inspiration. I have participated in exhibitions organised by the ministry of education and culture five times. In 1995, 1999 and 2012 I have opened my personal exhibitions, additionally when I was a teacher I organised several KTOS (Turkish Cypriot Teachers Union) art exhibitions. I paint excerpts of daily life and nature in Cyprus and use the canvas to project my feelings through the use of heavy layers of paint and palette knives. I have painted moments from 2004 as it was the year that the Cypriot referendum process took place and a very critical year for our island. I’ve specifically focused on the facial expressions of demonstrators who took part in the peace fires in villages on our island.

Workshops Attended

İsmet Vehit Güney Anısına
Sanatla Var Olmak Sergisi

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