It seems like no object can be too small for Turkish artist Hasan Kale to use as canvas for his paintings. Kale makes use or everything, even wings of taxidermied insects to paint his native city of Istambul.
Hasan Kale, a well known microartist, involved in painting since his early childhood, began his career by drawing miniatures in Istanbul. Artist uses his miniature drawing talents for his paintings, tries to interpret miniature art with a contemporary eye. He paints on things we see,are exposed or ignored in our daily lives like a rice, a nail, a silk cacoon, a needle, a butttertly wing.
Hasan Kale considers these microworks as a turning point for his career. “Things we usually see can turn into something invisible” he says and tries to call attention to that notion. Besides micropainhings, it is possible to observe miniature drawing techniques tracks in his bigger canvases. In the paintings, he creates imageries with a miniature genre. The artist claims the essence of the aesthetics in art, with a detailoriented look. His use of light reveals the romantic attempts of his art view. As a point of view, he feels more close to neoclassic and neoorientalist art movements.
Amazingly Micro Paintings of Istanbul by Hasan Kale: