Mertim Gokalp

Verge Bar

May 31st - 9th August 2014

Artist Statement

“To me, painting is a synthesis of my feelings, inspirations, reactions and struggles; it is a way of breathing in and out…Painting portrait is one of my passions as it is a great area to explore the underpinnings of human psychology. Using the narrative potential of portrait painting, I aim to challenge the viewers and confront them with their most inner feelings.”

Artist Biography

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Mertim Gokalp is a Sydney based artist of Turkish origin who has been recently granted a distinguished talent visa by the Australian Government to allow him to live and work in Australia. He has moved to Sydney in 2009 and since then he has been working from his studio in Balmain.