Painter (B. 1919, Istanbul – D. 16 October 2003, Foça-Izmir).He
completed his secondary education in
In the beginning he worked within an attitude, which combined national
traditions with the modern understanding. He presented traditional life motives
in a scheme of order, which consisted of decoration elements, piling researches
and dark-bright stains. Later he approached Cezanne’s understanding who said
"the art of painting is a harmony which is parallel to nature"
and attached himself to nature with a strong emotion. After 1954 he made
ceramic works aside from painting. In 1955-56 he was inspired by boards of
traditional tile-works and turned towards flower paintings in soft color and
pattern. Again during his
Arbaş worked in a socially realistic tendency and in a colorist figurative understanding, he took concrete and experienced realities as starting point used bright and dark shades and realized landscape, portraits and still-life paintings with a stable structure and a soft sensibility. Towards the end of 1970s he inclined towards the life of sea and seamen. In these late works he inclined towards a half-abstract expression in a style, which would emphasize the first impression of the topic, without distancing the figure from its natural structure and by raising the influence of tachism.
Arbaş held numerous exhibitions in important artistic centers of Europe