I like to combine my experience living in a city with absurd fundamentals of daily life dynamics and what I create. I find value in works that capture the essence of orientalism, the structure of the living. I work with the idea of remembrance, especially specific patterns from Turkish culture, often imitating traditional tile motifs. Using printmaking as my main medium, I enjoy works of modular nature, creating continuous abstract patterns.
Melih is a third year student at Bennington College, focusing his studies on Visual Arts, mainly printmaking and islamic art history. He is a 2017 graduate from United World College Maastricht and has participated in as an artist and as an assistant curator to exhibitions throughout his experience in Turkey, the Netherlands and the United States.