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Prof. Dr. Orhan Taşkesen




Orhan TAŞKESEN, who was born in Erzincan/TURKEY in 1969, completed his undergraduate education at the Department of Painting of Kazım Karabekir Education Faculty in Atatürk University in 1999. In 2005, he graduated with his thesis titled " Fictional Changes from Giotto to Picasso" at the Institute of Social Sciences in the Fine Arts Education Department, and completed his doctoral education at the Gazi University Institute of Educational Sciences Fine Arts Education Department with a study titled " A Research on the Effects of Visual Arts Education in Fine Arts and Painting Departments of the Sports Schools and High Schools on the Behaviours of Students towards Violence " in 2011.

He worked as a lecturer at the Department of Painting Education of the Fine Arts Education Department in the Faculty of Education in Erzincan University between 2009 and 2011. Between 2011 and 2015, he worked as an Assistant Professor at the faculty mentioned above. After he became an Associate Professor in 2015 Professor in 2020, he has been working at the same faculty and department as an Associate Professor. In addition, he has been the principal of the Vocational School of Refahiye since 2014.


The composition has an important place in the works of TAŞKESEN who started the art with figurative works. As an art educator who attaches importance to the interdisciplinarity, he has tried to put copper engraving, which is one of the traditional handicrafts, into the examples of contemporary art with an artistic expression and presentation. Animals and human figures are often encountered in his paintings. In addition, he occasionally included formalism in some of his studies. Especially after 2014, he has been trying to use the artistic techniques and elements in combination with the copper engraving.

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