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International artist Metin Salih hails from a “Mad Men” –esque background; having illustrated and painted for almost every ad agency and brand you can think of. Influenced and inspired by masters such as Sargeant, Reynolds, Varga, Robert McGinnis and Robert G. Harris, his boldly painted portraits are created from a truly unique colour palette merged with an experimental approach to this traditional genre.
Metin has been continuously evolving his style as a contemporary artist in his own right. The illustration-based background is reflected in the hyper-real and graphic nature of the work. The accuracy and sophistication of his images is bolstered by a clear passion for painting. His highly expressive work is provocative and sexy; yet able to capture the intimacy and vulnerability of his subjects at the same time. The relationship between artist and sitter is one of ease and trust, resulting in a sense of individuality and character that shine through these beautifully alluring portraits.
with oil paint, he also fuses his work with
unconventional elements such as cement and rusty
nails; resulting in stunningly adventurous works
of art that ooze with passion.
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