Selim Çınar

Selim Çınar

Born in 1988 in Sakarya, Selim Çınar graduated from Abant İzzet Baysal University, Fine Arts, Education Department in 2010. In 2016, he finished graduate education at Uşak University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Ceramic with Master thesis “The Use of Paraffin on Ceramic Surfaces”. He started his Ph.D. Art Education at Anadolu University, Institute of Fine Arts, Department of Ceramic in 2016. In 2014, he started working as a research assistant at Selçuk University, Faculty of Arts and Design, Department of Ceramics Design and since 2016, he has been continuing his duty in Anadolu University, Fine Arts Faculty, Ceramics Department.

Selim Çınar participated in numerous national, international and group exhibitions and he received six awards in the field of ceramics. He continues to participate in various workshops on ceramic firing techniques. Çınar, focuses on the hidden layers of all earthlings and the universe. The artist emphasizes that all aspects hidden under the “persona” are actually the truth of man and that the power of the universe is hidden under the shell. These are hidden layers. It is only when we can see/show these layers that we can perceive the existence and universe. Thus he uses the motto “without fear – bravely – show – your inside”. The artist, who draws inspiration from philosophy, analytical psychology and geography, uses figurative and amorphous forms in his works which refer to the layers of our consciousness and creates reliefs, cavities and colored layers on the surface of his ceramic sculptures with the paraffin decoration technique.