Teachers of the Communication Faculty -
Visual Communication and Design of the Near East University showed their work
at the European Madeterranean Art Association in Nicosia
a highlight to have seven art teachers and their work gathered in the
exhibition hall of EMAA’s, Near East University teachers I am here listing with
their full academic titles in the order of the alphabet:
Gökçearslan, Ass.Prof Dr.
Keçeci, Sen Lecturer
Keçeci Şekeroğlu, Ass.Prof. and Chairwoman of Dept.
Anil Baykan, Sen Lecturer
Yüksel, Sen Lecturer
Okur, Sen Lecturer
Özden Pektaş Turgut, Ass.Prof. Dr.
exhibition was opened on 2 April by Zehra Şonya, President of EMAA and Prof.
Dr. Şenol Bektaş, Rector of Near East University with words of appreciation of
the collaboration in the past and in the future. One could hear the pride in Şenol Bektaş’
voice when he greeted all the artists by name and he put the emphasis on the
fact that art and artists have always been and will be the most important asset
of a country.
this exhibition, a department of the Near East University has made a step out
of its introverted life and the artists are more approachable to the common art
loving folk of a city, although the artists as such have participated
individually in group exhibitions but not
as a unit as on this occasion. A step we should appreciate.
the art works do the speaking. The use of symbols in the graphic language is
put in the foreground, a bird for freedom, wire for isolation, easy to
understand, but also letters, numbers and commas are graphic elements and can
be used as a sort of module to construct an idea, a philosophy and the language
of colour is as old as humanity. Handwritten messages, a decorative means,
although today hardly any more in use in our daily life.
design in the true sense of communication easy to understand by everyone and
the viewer looking at the art work will say to himself: it rings a bell, this
message! That is the aim, isn’t it?