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Gizem Candan is a contemporary artist based in Toronto. Her work is inspired by her surroundings and the people in her life. Her works explore psychological states, using multidisciplinary techniques in oil painting and assemblage. Her subjects range from self-portraits and portraits of people she has met, to puppets she has created, to objects in her environment. Her characters exude stoicism and a supple energy that is both graceful and unsettling. Much of her work is introspective, juxtaposing objects and people to explore states of tension and suspense. She works with a vibrant palette based primarily in oils, with canvas, linen, and paper as her supports.

Gizem Candan’s works have been exhibited in Canada and Turkey, and are held in many private collections and the Special Collections of the Toronto Reference Library.

For more available works, please contact with me or Sivarulrasa Gallery at (613) 256-8033 or [email protected]
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TOAF 2020



  • 2020
  • 25.4 x 30.48 x 4 cm
    10 x 12 x 1 9/16 inch


  • 2018
  • 20.32 x 25.4 x 2 cm
    8 x 10 x 0 13/16 inch


  • 2019
  • 22.86 x 30.48 cm
    9 x 12 inch


  • 2018
  • 20.32 x 25.4 x 2 cm
    8 x 10 x 0 13/16 inch

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