Born 1967 in Istanbul
Lives and creates in Geneva, Switzerland
1991 MA Webster University, Geneva
1990 BA Webster University, Geneva
Ali Kursun is a Geneva based Turkish/Swiss artist born in Istanbul in 1967. He is a self-taught artist and his painting is purely intuitive. He began to create his first paintings in dry pastel which a canvas is uniformly covered with earth colours, usually grey and brown; he also uses the technique for large paintings and movements.
His work has received attention rapidly in a short career that spans only five years of creative practice. He uses a variety of unorthodox methods to produce paintings and pictures. His work is deliberately experimental.
Out of his immersion in different cultures and its people, his art manages to retain its quintessence: the beat of the human heart. He is a story-teller, a futurist, and a thoughtful enquirer into the conditions of life. His inquiry into the human knowledge is seminal to his personal motivation.
What pulls Ali to art is his passion for creativity and its unlimited potential ways of expression. "In essence, art is the unspoken language of feelings. It is about perceptual worlds and senses. You either appreciate a piece of artwork or you don't. Art is intuitive. It is a system of communication." he says.
Ali Kursun lives and creates in Geneva, Switzerland.
He can be reached at email@example.com