Combining abstraction with the most delicate figuration, Hasan Saygin creates canvases of shimmering ambiguity. His sensuality finds its inspiration in the supreme craftsmanship of old masters: Michelangelo, Ingres, RaphaŽl.

With his dazzlingly original vision of the human form Saygin wants to share with his viewers his passionate relationship to works of art. Thirty-four years old, the son of Turkish peasants, Saygin didn't even see his first painting until he was seventeen and has lost nothing of his innocence and his ability to be overwhelmed.

 

Excerpt from the Annual Report back cover