HÜSAMETTİN KOÇAN ‘SHADOW’ EXHIBITION
While producing his artworks, Hüsamettin Koçan takes his inspiration from Anatolian Visual History and combines past with the current time. Myths, symbols, shamanism, disruption, sight and disguise are the main concepts that he uses in his artworks.
Hüsamettin Koçan was born in Bayburt in 1946. In 1970 he attended to the Painting Department in the State Collage of Applied Fine Arts and in 1978 with Austria State Scholarship he was sent to Salzburg Internationale Sommer Akademie für Bildende Kunst, and worked there. In 1986, he won the Painting Grand Prize at the Asian Biennial. Hüsamettin Koçan was one of the founders of the International Plastic Arts Association where between 1990-1995 he worked as a chairman. He taught at the Marmara University at the Faculty of Fine Arts where he served as dean from 1997 to 2005. Hüsamettin Koçan has held countless solo exhibitions while appearing in a multitude of group exhibitions. Besides being an artist, Hüsamettin Koçan is the founder of Baksı Museum in Bayburt, located in the northeast Turkey and teaches at Okan University.