Meet Microangelo: The Master of Micro Art

Discover the Mesmerizing Micro Art by Hasan Kale 

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Hasan Kale is a world-renowned micro artist master, involved in painting since his early childhood, began his career by drawing miniatures in Istanbul.

One of Turkey’s most famous and talented artists, Kale 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 rice grain, a nail, a silk cocoon, a needle, a butterfly wing.

Kale considers these micro-works 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. As the Sun newspaper wrote, the artist, one of the world's pioneers of micro art, who started a new language as Turkey's Micro-angelo, aims to share his knowledge and experience with his students through his domestic and international exhibitions to promote his art by winning new friends from different countries around the world, to create new original jewelry designs, to support the Turkish Chefs NationalTeam in the Olympics in art, to make his own television programs on culture and art with micro art, to organize exhibitions and workshops to promote his country in art fairs abroad, and continues to take part in every pleasant project that has different fields. Kale, by drawing onto micro objects, opens a new window and a perspective, builds up a new language in the art world. He is also showing effort to transfer his knowledge to new generations through seminars and conferences in universities and high schools and proliferate in micro art by adding new objects to old ones.

Besides micro-paintings, 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 detail-oriented look. His use of light reveals the romantic attempts of his art view. As a point of view, he feels more close to neo-classic and neo-orientalist art movements. As a miniature master who was interested in every branch of painting, he brought the art of miniature to new formations in the 80s, learned the agility of the brush from Mehmet Siyah Kalem, the color and harmony from Levni, and the delicacy of sultan portraits from Nakkaş Osman.28 years passed with an interesting philosophy, in his own words, "My goal is to open different windows to objects that we have not seen, ignored and sometimes called garbage, bringing different perspectives to them and to enable a brand-new spoken language to start all over the world.

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