Mustafa Anlas

Mustafa Anlas was born in 1965 in Dieburg, Germany to Turkish parents who had emigrated to the country two years prior. He takes the traditional art of calligraphy through simplified implementation, leaving his own minimalistic, three dimensional mark on writing. His work is multi- layered, architectural, labyrinthine and or dered. It is through this minimal approach that he believes the maximum effect can be conveyed. He views his work as both painting and construction, due to the precise and measured nature of his creative process, inspired by his love for architecture that was invigorated in Buchara and Samarkand. His favouritism for primary colours is intrinsincally linked to his minimalistic technique, as are the materials he employs.