The Man behind

Born in Corlu, Engin Dalyanci spent his childhood in villages where his father was appointed as a school teacher. He articulated little and had an introvert nature. His primary school teacher whom he defines as "an intellectual person with an always smilling face, who drew frequently" affected the young Dalyanci and caused him to be addicted to drawing. However, upon graduation form the motor department of a vocational school he started to work in a factoryl where he designed machinery and mechanical parts. When he realized this was not life he wanted to lead, he decided to enroll to the university. He started at the Arts Department of the Gazi Faculty in Ankara, in 1983. As he took art verl seriously, he never wanted to leave the atelier and was frequently absent from other courses. Friends of Dalyanci describe him as follows: " He experiments, draws, erases and brushes fly in the air; we could not go near him when he worked". He tries to capture the real lives of persons who conceal them their inner world from the lines in their faces. Designs, portraits which he calls " real faces" start to reflect onto his drawings. "my life is that of a person seeking the intensity of live in sticky and gooey paints" says Dalyanci. Professor Dr. Adnan Turani, for whom he worked as assistant, gives the following advice to this very impatient young painter: " If you can control and reflect this energy onto your works and art, you may end up with some very exceptional works; otherwise, it will annihilate you". The young painter uses the language of paints and composition knowledge he had learnt from his teacher ab best as he can and tries to develop them by constant working. When the terrestrial society and urban life starts to adversely affect his soul, he leaves his position at the university on a day he describes as " I was suffocating". He is drafted in1989 to fulfill his military service in Eastern Anatolia as a teacher. He observers there how Anatolian people transfer their lives with full reality to the rugs and kilims they weave, learns to extract root dies from plants and use them. And, Bodrum. The year is 1990. He first paints the Bodrum Fortress, houses, sails. But these are already done... He looks for something different... This is Halicarnassus... There are traces of Cevat Sakir's life on the roads... Eucalyptus trees and chats underneath them... He can take it all. Anatolia showed him syntheses of people's lives and he engages to evidence the colors, the sun, the sea of the Aegean... He discovers fish... He sustains the adventure of a man who discovered his own truth and will not let go of his freedom from the very moment he could lay hands upon. He continues with his creations as if dances in ceramic, glasses, wood, metal, on canvas and paper. His wife, a native of Bodrum, joins his struggle for life in 1992. She always backs him having believed in him. Glassware production technology called " fusion" and it is unigue in its design. Artist Engin DALYANCI is creating these products as hand made unigue articles. It is sample of the traditional Turkish handicrafts. It is made of natural materials and keep its original condition for thousands of years. ns