Tripper Painter Ozlem Yeni : I studied painting at the University of Suleyman Demirel where I graduated before becoming a full time artist. I attained a Phd in Performing Arts from the University of Dokuz Eylul. I have been a teaching assistant at the same university. After finishing my Phd in Theatre Stage and Building, I traveled around the world. I love cats, mustang cars and laugh as much as people. I am a Turkish born artist who lives and works in Australia. Inspiration; I believe everybody has an individual story which is written spontaneously. Sometimes we can be a hero; or a protagonist; then just a witness, a walking lady or gentleman, in another. So to me every story is something unique and precious to think over. As an artist, I try to touch these stories and paint with these questions in mind: who are we?/ or who were we?.. Thus, I do not distinguish between people nor their gender, ages, religion, nationality or skin colour. I like to paint of mankind with the emotions and moral values that make our lives meaningful. In these paints, the background is life but you cannot see any shape or place, you can just imagine where it could be! There is no time, there is no date, there is no place. A witnessed situation is caught in a moment in eternity. There is no periodic attribution; it can not be known whether it came from primitive emotions or modern ages. The reason of existence is formed within the pictures themselves and presents a sensational aesthetic. Or maybe we are just a vision on the land... Style; I work in several style and techniques, in these days ink on heavy paper and acrylic on canvas. Education; 2002- 2011 Ph.D. in Theatre / Stage Design; The Institute of Fine Arts, Dokuz Eylul University, İZMİR, Turkey. 1999- 2002 Master Degree in Stage Design; The Institute of Social Sciences Dokuz Eylul University İZMİR, Turkey. 1994- 1998 Undergraduate in Painting; Faculty of Fine Arts, Suleyman Demirel University ISPARTA, Turkey. Exhibitions; I have had a number of solo exhibitions, as well as collective events in Turkey, Japan, Australia and Albania, some of which are as follows: The Mankind (2015, Royal Queensland Art Society Art Gallery, Gold Coast Australia), Nu Figure (2014, Art Gallery, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta,Turkey), With-out Mask (2012, Mask Museum, İzmir, Turkey), Human and Metamorphosis (2004, Ataturk Culture Centre Art Gallery, Izmir, Turkey).