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Painting: Acrylic on Canvas.

Bright blue painting created by overlapping of colors.
Used a squeegee and different metal and plastic tools as well as construction tools. acrylic on stretched canvas,100x100x3,5cm, signed on the back; certificate of authenticity: ready to hang. abstract modern painting on canvas used main colors blue, orange, red, green

Themes: red, blue, square, living room, richter, abstract, green,hotel, large, modern, office, orange

Title: "Abstract B1"
Acrylic on Canvas
Kemal Yazici is a contemporary abstract artist and painter based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Growing up in a village in Germany’s countryside his access to art was limited. Kemal Yazici's first exposure to art came as a teen, when a friend showed him his paintings. Art remained a hobby alongside his professional career. He worked in the metal industry, later returning to school to earn a degree in architecture. During his studies under the guidance of Prof. Henner Herrmanns he picked up abstract painting techniques. Again, he was drawn into the world of modern art. A recurring theme in Yazici’s work is the rhythmic movement of water, inspired by the stunning views from his house on the Bodrum Peninsula on Turkey's southwest coast. He dips into a deep well of rich and vibrant colours to create art that captures the movement of water as it swirls through light and shadow, reflecting the blue skies above. Dubai’s modernity is a big inspiration, too. He first discovered art when he was 16 . and it was a 'wow' moment. He saw the pictures of a friend who was going to study art. It was a wow effect, He was very impressed. Later Kemal visited him at the university of Wuppertal, he had made even more advanced paintings on canvas. They were very beautiful. Kemals role In his early career in the metal industry. He was a locksmith. Kemals work in the metal industry was always a job of precision. It was about tenths of a millimeter, they only used the finest stainless steel. Kemal started to painting when he was about twenty, working in the metal industry. He was very precise and fast, and always ahead of his target time. So Kemal had some time between jobs and always used this time to paint. Kemals way to develop his style. He is an autodidact and have explored what he liked for himself. Initially, Kemal only painted architectural shapes and female nudes. Later free architectural drawings with watercolour. He had art lectures in architecture studies on artists like Van Gogh, Cézanne, Matisse, Klimt, Monet. As a trained architect Kemals work is inspired by modernist architects, like Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier. Kemal invested many years building his career as an architect and started renovating villas in Bodrum in Turkey, Kemal's native country. His wife and Kemal could not find the artwork they wanted for their own house in Bodrum so he decided to create the canvasses himselfself. Passion for art has always been vital in his life. He now painting 80 per cent of his time. How Kemal do work? Kemal has refined his painting techniques, experimenting with different metal and plastic tools, like construction squeegees to spread acrylic and oil on stretched canvas. Kemal can't do anything with brushes, he need tools in his hand and he want to make precise and emotionally free movements, expressive and spontaneous application of paint reflects his type of art. Kemal need a counter pressure, he has to feel it when he apply a lot of paint and then scrape it away again, or distribute and apply again. Often layer upon layer, with the colours mixing into each other. The process is very physical, it relaxes Kemal and he forget everything around himself. Kemal use very vibrant colours. What is his inspiration? Travelling inspires Kemal. He travel for business, also for pleasure. He like Italy. They live in Dubai, his wife is a doctor there. Dubai’s modernity and architecture intrigue him. And they are often in Bodrum. It is the favourite resort for people in Turkey. The colours are very strong. The sea is very blue. The sky is very blue. The flowers are very colorful and beautiful. Natural settings, dramatic weather conditions, city skylines, the sea, sailing boats and sails inspire him. Several years ago Kemal discovered the art of Rothko, Gerhard Richter and Karl Otto Götz – abstract expressionists who have definitely influenced him. Götz was one of the first to use the squeegee. Rothko fascinates him with the calm of his paintings, it is almost spiritual, it calms people, the room, the building. Richter’ Less


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