Nurcihan Velioglu

Nurcihan Velioglu

Location: Turkey

The artist completed the primary and secondary school education in Trabzon and graduated from Art Teaching Graphic Department of Fatih Education Faculty of Karadeniz Technical University in 1995. She started her teaching profession in Rize in the same year. She focused her attention on batik works she had started during university period. After she worked for one year in Trabzon Private Alparslan college in 1996, she opened her own art studio and has trained students in fields of "batik, marbling and oil painting". Having art pieces in private collections and galleries the artist has continued her art life with personal and group exhibitions. She is a member of Association of Black Sea Plastic Arts and Female Artists Platform "SANKAD-P".

I define my works as paintings inspiring peace and love even momentarily when they are watched. I tried to add pictural tastes and senses in my works by using possibilities of batik technique. My aim is to melt this technique in the painting and transfer it to another dimension with color, stain and line tastes just like in painting art. I love harmonious movements of lines. I believe that I could connotate it with wax batik technique. My concern is to express different tastes and colors of the city, where I live, using a poetic language. To fictionalize uncorrupted things in my childhood with my expressions instead of corrupted things …

Personal Exhibitions

In 1995, Trabzon Gallery of Fine Arts "Batik Painting" exhibition.

In 1997, Istanbul Atatürk Library "Batik Painting " exhibition.

In 2001, Trabzon Art gallery of ?? Bankas? "Batik Painting " exhibition.

In 2004, Istanbul Altunizade Cultural Center "Batik Painting " exhibition.

In 2009, Istanbul Branch of Writers Union of Turkey "Batik Painting " exhibition.

In 2012, Trabzon G.S.L. Erol Tuna Exhibition Hall "Batik Painting " exhibition.

Group Exhibitions

In 1994, Trabzon Mahmut Golo?lu Cultural Center - photograph exhibition.

In 1998, Painting exhibition organized by Asya Finans in Istanbul.

In 2003, Painting exhibition Themed " Üsküdar" organized by Üsküdar Municipality in Istanbul.

In 2009, Participation into Trabzon Activities organized in Ankara.

In 2010, Group painting exhibition organized by Association of Black Sea Plastic Arts in MPI Art Gallery in Ankara.

In 2011, Group painting exhibition organized by Association of Black Sea Plastic Arts in RC ART GALLERY in Ankara.

In 2012, Group painting exhibition organized by SANKAD-P in Lounge Area of Fatih Municipality in Istanbul.

In 2012, "Water" marbling exhibition in Hamamizade ?hsan Bey Cultural Center in Trabzon.

In 2012, Painting exhibition Themed "Reflections of Spring to Art" organized by SANKAD-P in Design Center in Istanbul.

In 2012, Painting-Sculpture exhibition "Mix of 9th Summer" organized by Association of Black Sea Plastic Arts in Trabzon.

In 2013, “The Colors of Black Sea” Group Painting-Sculpture Exhibition held in Trabzon, Giresun and Ordu.

In 2014, Group Painting Exhibition of the 6th Art Days of Trabzon Art House.

In 2015, the 9th Plastic Arts Exhibition in Ankara AKM (Atatürk Cultural Center).

In 2015, “Dance of Colors” Group Painting Exhibition hold in N??ART Gallery ?stanbul.

She participates in Traditional Plastic Arts Exhibition of Trabzon Artists organized every year.


Batik Painting

Batik is an Eastern rooted art that has continued its existence until today. It is also an folk art in China, Japan, Java, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Pakistan. The best results can be obtained with the use of thin silk. Batik is used by Turks in Central Asia and called ‘Yazma’ that we see it on ornamental fabrics.

My works are made with “Waxy Batik” on raw silk. Waxy batik is a technic that is applied with wax and paraffin. The design are drawn on silk fabric and then is tamboured. When the painting stage started, home-made powder fabric dyes are boiled and waited for cooling. The silk is sopped in cooled dye and taken out to provide the rest of the fabric which is not colored to be dyed. The silk is tamboured pulley again and this process lasts until the last dye is applied. At the final stage, the silk is purified from wax by ironing after putting detail paper on it. All works seen here are the result of the application of this technic.