[ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF TURKISH LUMPENPROLETARIAT] In the forest of abstract stains
METIN ELOGLU, (1927-1985), N. D.a
Original artwork in oil painting on thick paper. Varnished on painting. 14x14 cm.
Signed on the lower right. No date.
Metin Eloglu was a mediator poet-painter between two major literary movements known as Garip and Ikinci Yeni in Turkish literature, with his poetry featuring both realistic and imagistic elements.
Eloglu published his first piece, which was a short story, in 1942, while his initial poems came out in the following years. As a painter, he liked to work on urban compositions. Some of his paintings had titles like "Çikmaz Sokak" [i.e. The Dead End] and "Gecekondu Sofrasi" [i.e. The Slum Dinner]. He won some moderate prizes for his paintings; however, especially after becoming a famous poet of the modernist era, he would always be remembered as a poet rather than a painter.