Portrait Drawings by Ali Zülfikar (2)

Portrait Drawings by Ali Zülfikar (2)

The masterful large-sized, detailed paintings of portraits on canvas and handmade paper as well as paintings with a traditional Turkish, plant-based woolen color (whose nature is a mystery and an invention of Zülfikar) characterize his high-caliber style. His observation and perception is woven into the canvas with his pencil with the precision of a surgeon in each of his portraits.Portrait Drawings by Ali Zülfikar (2)

The ultimate goal of a portrait artist is to understand the soul and a person’s life, to make it visible. The artist succeeds in a very special way. Especially those portraits of old people are worked out in earth tones and develop under his hand an intensity and expressiveness that affect the viewer in a very emotional way. These people exude despite or perhaps because of their old age peace, serenity, wisdom and dignity; they look back on the experience of a being, which manifests itself in its folds, the cracked structures of the skin and all its notches, but their look – partly awake and very lively, sometimes deeply meditative – and their postures, which are integrated into a harmonious strokes, have a grandeur, which leads to a new, positive interpretation of the theme “age”.

 

Ali Zülfikar’s works have been admired for many years by many art lovers worldwide.

So far they have been shown in about 170 different international individual and group exhibitions and museums.

The masterful large-sized, detailed paintings of portraits on canvas and handmade paper as well as paintings with a traditional Turkish, plant-based woolen color (whose nature is a mystery and an invention of Zülfikar) characterize his high-caliber style. His observation and perception is woven into the canvas with his pencil with the precision of a surgeon in each of his portraits.

The artist succeeds even in the highest goal of every portraitist, to imitate and make visible the soul, the life of a human being, in a very special way. Above all, the portraits of elderly people in earth-colored tones develop under his hand an intensity and expressiveness that deeply touch the viewer.

These people emanate tranquility, looseness, wisdom and dignity, in spite of, or precisely because of their age; They look back at the experiences of existence, which is manifested in their folds, the cracked structures of the skin, and all their incisions. But their gaze – partly awake and distinctly alive, partly meditative – and their bearings integrated in a harmonious line-up, point to a sublimeness that leads to a new, positive interpretation of the theme “age”. At the same time, he creates a special flair for the young people in all their diversity and energy and with their hopes in their eyes on the screen. All his portraits are energetic and mysterious. Zülfikar is regarded as one of the best draughtsman in Europe.

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