Mehmet Yilmaz
Mehmet Yılmaz
In 1987 he graduated from Gazi University Gazi Education Faculty Department of Painting Education. He received his Master's Degree (1989) and Proficiency in Art at Hacettepe University Institute of Social Sciences, Painting Department (1993). Between 1990-2003, he taught painting, sculpture and contemporary art lessons in METU Fine Arts and Music Department. In 2003, he was appointed to the Painting Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Mersin University. In 2004, he became a professor. In 2006, he started to work at Gazi University Faculty of Fine Arts. Between 1981-98, he was awarded 14 times in domestic painting competitions. From the 1980s to the early 2000s, he made political series with names such as Yeni Dünya Düzeninden Görüntüler, Belleğimdeki Parçalar, Pencere and Bir Yanım İçerde. Later, he went on to the series of foreign, extrinsic, and sexual things that he focused on the mutual connotations of forms and concepts. Between the years 2006-2011, he took pictures and made videos called Sakıncalı Çünkü Edepsiz (It’s Inappropriate Because It’s Naughty). In 2011, he started working on a series called İkizler, where he questioned the clarity of the image. He is currently working as a faculty member at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Gazi University and teaches part time at METU Fine Arts and Music Department.