Kemal Özen

Kemal Özen, an artist and academician from Samsun, examines the formation of social reality in his works. He transfers the formation of identities and the impression and knowledge gained from situations that arise in everyday life through the influence of traditional roles to his work. Social loneliness, parodies of everyday life and the ways in which brutality occurs are the topics that he often places in his works. Özen, who also includes personal memories in his work with visual codes such as the diary book, reminds the viewer to question themselves once again through painting, blending tragicomic situations with the terrible events that are normalized on our planet.