Influenced by his native Istanbul, Hassan Kale creates works he calls “micro-art.” The natural world is his canvas – bugs, flowers, beans and seeds. Asked how he learned to paint on such a small scale and what his influences were, Kale responded:
It all started with a challenge. I wanted to test myself and determine how small I could draw a line. Then I began painting, preparing special mixes for each surface. I look for sienna and sepia color tones that are reflective of the mysticism of Istanbul. God gave me a good eye, a good hand, and a good heart to create my work. I take pride in presenting my pieces in the best possible way. As a Turkish artist I am proud to paint my country’s symbolic figures in microsurfaces. Everything in life is my canvas. I seek to create a universal language.
You can find more of his work here.