Necip TUENI, Nice / France Member Since May 2009 Artist Statement Necip TUYENI was born on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. After he studied in a Civil Engineering School in Lyon / France, he moved to Vienna / Austria where he stayed about thirty years. He lives and works since 2003 in Nice / France, where he found again the sunshine and the sea!
« Tueni » paints since his childhood, and was also interested in music and architecture. The turn-point of his artistic life came in Vienna where he discovers and loves the « Jugendstil » (Young style) with Klimt and Co. He continued to paint also while he was working as engineer, but seriously since 1997, after that he decided to change his life…
The artist is a self-taught painter. He took also some drawing lessons in Vienna’s High School for Plastic Arts. His levantine and multicultural origin as well as his profession have contributed to create a special type of Symbolism / surrealism. He paints universal themes from Life (freedom, peace, harmony,sensuality,etc) generally represented through a woman to whom his artworks are an homage.
He made many exhibitions, alone and in groups, and won prizes as the « Prestige de l’Art, Prestige de L’Europe » in Nice. Because of the originality and the quality of his artworks he became also member of some important artist groups such as « The National Committee of Monaco for Plastic Arts by UNESCO ». His artwork « EUROPA » has been accepted by the European Commission in Brussels. Some of his paintings have been acquired by collectors.