Timeless Approaches in Contemporary Art Ceramic: A Study on Can Gokce

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ARDIN-ARTE DISENO E INGENIERIA, no.11, pp.31-56, 2022 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.20868/ardin.2022.11.4801
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Directory of Open Access Journals, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.31-56
  • Keywords: Ceramic, Contemporary Art Ceramic, Tile (Cini)
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Ceramics, which has been a part of human beings with the transition to settled life, has been a bridge between the past and the future for ages. Ceramics are differentiated from each other over time with their materials, techniques and forms. One of these differentiation methods is tile (cini). Tile applications have an important and special place in ceramic. Tile (cini) has both shed light on human beings throughout history and added aesthetic value to life as a part of their daily life. As in the past, it has been a source of inspiration for today's artists. Turkish tile motifs have been used in different fields of art, keeping up with the ever-developing technique and technology. In this article, works of Can Gokce, a young generation artist and academician who produced works bearing the traces of the ancient tile, are examined. With its traditional modern synthesis approach to the art of ceramics, Can Gokce's works represent the past, today and tomorrow, and it is important in terms of using his works with different disciplines.