Academician-Artist Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erdoğan Ergün reflected the struggle against Covid-19 with the stencil technique for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts
Date Added: 16 April 2020, 11:05
Last Updated Date:17 April 2020, 08:28

Due to the spread of new types of coronavirus (Covid-19) worldwide and people living under quarantine for a long time, artists reacted against the pandemic and has been continuing to share their artworks with art lovers to support the fight against coronavirus.

Healthcare professionals are leading the world…
According to the information provided by the Press and Public Relations Directorate of Near East University, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design of Near East University and Head of Graphic Design Department, artist and lecturer Erdoğan said “We can say that there has not been a situation or event that could hinder art production throughout history. Many artists, including the Renaissance period, produced art on outbreaks. Therefore, this pandemic also provides materials for artists to produce and document events. With the Covid-19 virus, the whole world is in an sudden, incomprehensible and confusing anxiety nowadays. We are experiencing the destructive effects of a virus on human beings. Quarantines, fear, and panic … Many of the routines we do in our daily lives have a negative effect on the emotional state of people. I think it will continue to affect our lives. The healthcare professionals who have influenced me in this process are leading the world and working harder than the rest of the society and caring about this situation. Moreover, they are in the risk group and carry out their work on thorns. Besides, it is obvious how hygiene is important. In this quarantine period, I carry out my artistic works with stencil technique based on these feelings and thoughts and I say the most important thing is health.”

Who is Erdoğan Ergün?
He was born on October 30, 1972, in Ankara. He completed his undergraduate, graduate and art proficiency programs at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Graphic Department. He worked as a research assistant at Hacettepe University. He took part in guided research projects at the same university, participated in many mixed exhibitions at home and abroad, and opened solo exhibitions. He served as a jury member in many competitions related to his field. He took part in organizing several artistic and academic events. He has been carrying out national and international artistic workshops. He has been working on print, street art and stencil art for many years. He has been continuing his academic and artistic studies at Near East University, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Graphic Design Department since 2006. He has been serving as the Vice Dean and Head of the Graphic Design Department at the same Faculty where he has been promoted to Associate Professor. Many artworks of Ergün, who also serves as the Director of Günsel Art Museum, take place in official and private collections.