Fahri Pelit’ work bridges the divide between traditional draftsmanship and contemporary digital mark-making. Images initially start out as hand drawings before being scanned into the computer to be coloured and composed.
Influences are drawn from a range of subjects, often found in the content of his work. Fahri is equally as comfortable addressing mark-making challenges of portraiture to conceptual demands of narrative.
Fahri is a graduate of Gazi University of Arts and currently lives and works in Adana Turkey.
Fahri’s style is reminiscent of 19th century engraving, so it tends to lend itself well to projects that aim to convey traditional and time-honoured values. Not surprisingly, her main influences include the engravers Thomas Bewick and Gustav Dore.