zeynep ergincan ~ artist bio
Zeynep Ergincan is originally from Aegean town of Izmir, Turkey. Before settling down in Ottawa, she lived in Meersburg, Germany, for two years, which influenced her by its architecture and landscape.
Zeynep is a graduate of Ottawa School of Art, and also holds an MSc in Microbiology. She started her art career with painting landscapes in watercolour but quickly switched to acrylics to obtain better contrast with complementary colours. She later added ceramics as another medium to her portfolio. She likes vivid colours, and tries to increase their impact by using contrasts.
The subjects in Zeynep's works are imaginary, but are influenced by her memories, recent or long past. Her purpose in art is to capture happy memories before they slowly fade away. Through her art, she hopes to express the inner child to achieve a few moments of joy.
Zeynep joined Electric Street Gallery as a guest artist for our first theme show, the Tulip Art Festival. Her ceramic tiles, with a folk art influence of the tulip motif from the Anatolian decorative tradition, were a favorite in the show; we then invited her to become a regular gallery artist. Electric Street Gallery is now very pleased to represent her.