Artist Hüseyin Özçelik reflects the struggle against coronavirus in ceramics for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts

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Artist Hüseyin Özçelik reflects the struggle against coronavirus in ceramics for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts

Özçelik; “Many things will happen to us. It has already come! .. Art and artist will always continue to explain and raise awareness about these”

Due to the spread of the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) worldwide, one artist from various art branches continues to reflect the epidemic and struggle in his or her works of art.

According to the press information provided by the Press and Public Relations Directorate of Near East University, Hacettepe University Faculty of Fine Arts Ceramics Department lecturer Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Özçelik emphasized that extraordinary days are experienced and that art and artist will continue to depict them and raise awareness on the extraordinary events.

Ceramic artist Hüseyin Özçelik said: “Unusual days…”
The days we live with a childish mood, that we feel like it will be eternal life and we live like that, are left behind one by one…

Nothing will be the same…

Our blue-protected world clinging to a sphere in the middle of an endless darkness…

Everything is tidy, balanced and in order …

And we have broken this order, we have broken it…

The blue belt is disappearing …

We will not be protected…

If it goes like this, many things will happen to us.

Happened already!..

Art and artist will always keep telling these and raising awareness…

We will not fall apart from our way… ”

Who is Hüseyin Özçelik?
He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in 1989, a Master’s Degree in 1993 and Proficiency in Art in 1998 from Hacettepe University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Ceramics. The artist who participated in many National and International group exhibitions has won various awards. Among the awards, there are; 1997 State Painting Sculpture Exhibition Ceramic Achievement Award, 1999 Russian Orient Art Museum Honor Medal, 2001 State Painting Sculpture Exhibition Ceramic Achievement Award, 2005 Croatia 2nd Vase Triennial Gold Plaque Award, 2016 Ankara Art Institution Artist of the Year Award. He has made more than 100 Wall Panels in Turkey, and he has carried out Wall Panels in Cyprus for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, International Macsabal Museum in South Korea and in Libya. He still works as a Faculty Member at Hacettepe University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Ceramics.