By Ahmet Abdulaziz ….
An exhibition of one hundred artworks of renowned local artist, Ediz Tuncel were put on display, at the Exhibition Hall of Near East College. The exhibition carries out different aspects of photography with oil and watercolour paint effects.
The exhibition reflects the natural, cultural and historical values of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and of the Turkish Cypriot community and is entitled “Every nook and cranny of North Cyprus”.
According to the press release of Near East University, the exhibition was inaugurated by by Erkut Şahalı, the Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The opening ceremony was attended by Dr. Suat Günsel, the Founding Rector of Near East University, Associate Professor İrfan Günsel, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Near East University, vice rectors, deans, faculty members, guest artists from Ukraine and guests.
Underlining that they prepared an exhibition aimed at combining two close branches of visual arts, painting and photography, the photography artist Assistant Professor Ediz Tuncel stated that “Every Nook and Cranny of North Cyprus Photo-Painting Exhibition” consisted of photographs selected from his photo archive.
“100 photos reflecting the natural, cultural and historical values of North Cyprus and Turkish Cypriot people from Karpasia to Yesilirmak (Limnitis) were selected from my photo archive, which consisted of photos taken within 20 years. Having been re-pictured with oil and watercolor paint effects, 100 photo-paintings, which are perceived as photos when looked at from a distance and as paintings when looked at closely, will be displayed at the exhibition for art lovers” he added.