While examining the relationship between painting, photography and cinema, Mustafa Özbakır (b.1982, Adana) focuses especially on Ingmar Bergman’s films. He transforms the scenes he chooses from the movies into works of art by reflecting his own mental state, environment and concerns. Özbakır makes “translations” of films. He consciously participates in the change or reproduction of the “truth” with his work. The artist, who works on themes such as the feeling of loneliness, introversion, lack of communication, lack of love, and the feeling of division, tries to make people feel the pain and experiences. The black and white faces in Özbakır’s paintings expect us to touch them. He makes them visible with his art. The artist, who repeats from his own perspective what photography has copied forever in his paintings, searches for new possibilities of expression within the simplicity of expression.
Mustafa Özbakır completed his undergraduate education at Mersin University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department. The artist, whose works are included in many group and personal exhibitions in the country and abroad, continues to work freely.