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rengin saltık received her bachelor’s degree from the middle east technical university, faculty of architecture, department of city and regional planning in turkey and her master’s degree in the same field from the ohio state university, usa.

she started her painting studies in ankara, at kayıhan keskinok atelier in 1991. she attended to halil akdeniz masters’ atelier at  bilkent university, faculty of fine arts, department of painting as a special student. currently, she works at her  atelier in ankara. 

inspired by literature, and the history of western and turkish art; rengin saltık works in her own expressive visual language. her canvases are large, colors are mat and austere, brush strokes are gestural, and figures are expressionist or abstract. frequently, she uses typography and symbolism to convey her story. she starts with reference to a selected theme, then builds her work from there. she is interested in both the content and the process of painting; she applies several overlapping layers of color and experiments with various texture techniques.  she  tries to achieve simpler but stronger expressions of her thoughts.

a large number of her works are in several private collections. until now, she had nineeen private  and  took part in nine group exhibitions in ankara, istanbul and izmir.  the themes of her series are, “fairy tales in abstract”, “alphabet”, “breeze”, “colors”, “landscapes”, “eternal stone / ephemeral body”, “leaves”, “map as art”, “painting the words”, ”town miniatures of the ottoman period”, “yellow tiles of the seljuks”, “the  talismans,  signs  and  the  art  of  calligraphy  of  the ottoman  period”, “white flowers”,  “new paintings from old lives”,  “turkish miniature paintings of the ottoman period”,  “drawings from the history of art”  and  “abstract figures”.