Enver Gürsev is a professional artist, working primarily as a painter and sculptor.
Born in London, 1968 to Cypriot parents, he has a long, diverse and broad experience working within the arts. At the age of 15 his first brush with the creative sector was painting traditional pub signs and went on to design record covers and gig posters for a number of indie bands.
As a fledgling artist he was mentored for several years by the late Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, after which he went on to graduate from Camberwell College of Arts. He has since exhibited widely and worked in collaboration with other progressive artists nationally and internationally.
Enver’s work explores memories, both personal and assumed along with the effect of dismantlement and displacement of culture, focusing on human relationships with objects and space. He dwells on meanings imbued in abandoned artifacts and forgotten places, with a fascination for ghost towns, borders, no man’s land and their peripheries. Aside from these thematic preoccupations, he takes great reference from what is deemed 'Outsider Art' of untrained artists along with the 'Unsophisticated Art' of the fairground, tattoo and folk art.
Much like spoken language, Enver often straddles various forms of art and styles to make his statements through his work; easily moving between two dimensions to three, from representational, to abstract forms.
He has recently completed a prestigious commission for BP Shipping, commemorating 100 years since the company was formed.
At present Enver is an associate lecturer at Chelsea College of Arts London and his studio is based in Deptford, South east London.