Philosophical Thoughts on Visual Arts
By Heidi Trautmann
Saturday, 05 September 2020, at a wisely chosen hour of the day, at 10 o’clock,
when the brutal heat of the last weeks would not yet keep us indoors, Veysi
Soyer and Mustafa Muezzinoglu, visual artists, presented their book ‘Küçükevren
– Microcosmos’ to the audience at the Atatürk Cultural Centre in Nicosia.
book that is based on many conversations between two artists, on the exchange
of experiences in visual arts, that is painting, graphic work on the one side
and art photography on the other side and they came to some conclusions.
have been following both artists for some time, and the basic philosophy of
their artistic work is well shown with the following link when Veysi Soyer
invited visual artists to a workshop with following exhibition.
arts, what is it. It is well explained in the book by both artists. I myself
could add my thoughts about it over many
pages and somehow we would all meet on the same road. Visual art requires an
open mind with our physical senses wide open to receive messages and to be able
to understand and read them and finally to interpret them in your own language,
with your own handwriting.
question of the symbolic language in the visual arts is met by both artists
equally and they use it frequently in their work. Society is led by symbols,
emotions are expressed by symbols, economy is ruled by symbols.
know Veysi Soyer as an eager traveler in Mediterranean countries and with his
camera he has brought us close to the cultural niches and identities. In his
paintings he tends to minimalism breaking down an image into pure symbols,
almost calligraphy. Mustafa Müezzinoğlu I know from the beautiful and sensitive
portraits he did of young women he typified into somehow ancient womanhood,
emotional, warm, full, motherly womanhood, the mystery of womanhood. Also here
the importance of symbolic language is in the foreground. He is generally
interested in the human being as such, its soul and cultural background.
book is written in Turkish and English and will be available shortly in all
bookstores as I have been informed. It is available as hardcover and softcover
books. Both artists are on facebook.