Radan Cicen is a London based painter, having moved to the UK from Turkey in 2009 where she studied Fine Art in Istanbul. Her background in design, people around her and the nature of life influenced her painting. Her paintings explore the emotions, interactions and experiences that make up the innerself, largely through portraiture, however she also creates figurative and abstract works.
Working with oil, Cicen’s technique uses paint to visually represent the layers of life within the body; the complexities of human sentiment, reflection and personal familiarity simplified into colour and shape, challenging the viewer to look to their own self to interpret the work. It is often the artist’s practice to create multiple works in a series in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings.