“Radan Cicen (b.1990) is a London based emerging artist working in London. Born in Turkey.
After attending fine art school in Istanbul she moved to London to study interior design and technology where her new surroundings had an impact on her to paint and design.
Her background in design, people around her and the nature of life influenced her painting.Majority of Radan Cicen’s work can be considered as Contemporary portraiture but she doesn’t limit her work to one topic alone and works on figurative,abstract,landscape and various scale of oil and mix technique paintings. Her background in design also influenced her method of painting and made her more creative for new ideas.
In her paintings she explored the ideas of self, emotions and innerself, and its complexity.
To her it is very interesting to see the connection people make with the art they see in accordance to their emotional state and how it differs from one person to another.
Radan believes the scale for expressing emotions and the density of emotions felt between humans is very vast and she explores various relationships between thoughts, consciousness and identity.
She tries to convey her concept through layers of paint, making the layers of life within the body into a parallel skin story of our thoughts and its form. How each piece is interpreted differs from person to person, there is no right or wrong way to interprets these artworks.
She have an upcoming solo exhibition in Artifact Art Gallery, New York, 2016.
Radan has lived in London, UK since 2009”