1969 Born Bursa, Turkey

1993 Bachelor of Fine Arts degree

(Painting and Textile Design major) Uludag University, Turkey

1993 Arrived to Australia, Works and lives in Melbourne

1995 Melbourne Institute of Textiles, Australia

Nevin Hirik is an artist, who was born in Turkey, and now lives in Melbourne, Australia.

For Nevin, the female figure represents the focal point of the environment created around it. Her female figures are gentle, airily translucent and emotional.

The figures are stripped back from the human to the energy of a soul. That soul orchestrates a mood, which dictates the observer’s response to the image in view. Paintings, which engage an image, usually of a young female, are totally subjected to a background defining a mood.

Hirik’s quirky, angular figures are profiled against the velvety darkness of night. Tough, young and vivacious they seem like metaphors for the artist herself, who emphatically states:

“My work is my philosophy, it is my life, it is me. It is my experiences, my passion, and my desire. I can not separate it from my life as it is what I am. All of the pain, the happiness, the love, and my emotions escape from my body and are splashed over my canvas for all to see, for all to feel. Nothing is hidden, there are no secrets, you just have to look and you will see all…”