Academician-Artist Assist. Prof. Dr. Mine Okur shared her artworks made with serigraph technique to support the struggle against Covid-19 for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts
Date Added: 19 April 2020, 14:59
Last Updated Date:20 April 2020, 08:26

Due to the spread of the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) worldwide, people’s lifetime under quarantine has also inspired artists. In this context, artist Mine Okur, who is one of the faculty members of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design of Near East University, shared her works made with silk-screen printing technique and painting art with art lovers in order to support the struggle against the coronavirus.
According to the information given by the Press and Public Relations Directorate of Near East University, artist Mine Okur named the three works she produced with the screen printing technique as War I, War II and Restarting I respectively.

Mine Okur; “We understand the reaş value of all the values we temporarily stay away from.”
Artist Okur; “In these days, where we continue to destroy the world by consuming it, and in which we are accounting for conscience towards nature, we understand the real value of all the values that we have been restricted from. Perhaps the nature that we continue to consume again warns us to take a break. I think that after this difficult struggle with the Covid-19 outbreak, a period in which all social, political and economic relations will be different will start. However, despite all these difficulties, I believe that with this change, a life full of beauty, goodness, compassion, health and happiness will be lived all over the world. Of course, at the moment, many pieces of research are carried out about Covid-19 outbreak in the scientific field and documents are created. Covid-19 outbreak has been reflected in many disciplines in the field of art and continue to be visually documented in the field of art.”

Who is Mine Okur?
She was born on October 24, 1970 in Ankara. She completed her primary and secondary education in Ankara. In 1994, she completed the undergraduate program at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Graphics. She worked as a graphic designer in information technologies and multimedia fields at Sebit and Mobilsoft institutions. In 2007, she worked as a design coordinator at Near East University, Innovation Center. Until 2013, she worked as a full-time lecturer at Near East University, Faculty of Communication, Visual Communication and Design Department. She is still working as an Assistant Professor at the Graphic Design Department of Near East University, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design. She has taken part in many national-international projects and carried out workshops. In addition to the solo exhibitions, her works have appeared in national and international collections, museums and exhibitions.