2002, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Institute of Social Sciences, PhD. 1990, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Institute of Social Sciences, MA. 1987, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Painting, BA.
Umut Germeç’s works provide an interpretation of the relation between people and nature. According to him, 'If the scent of the apple has been lost, it has also been lost from painting, literature, language, culture.' Associate Prof. Dr. Solmaz Bunulday Hasgüler interprets Germeç’s productions as follows: ‘In Germeç’s paintings, we see the splitting between the body and nature. While demonstrating this distinction, it emphasizes the inevitability of the need for human beings and nature to be in an identical relationship. At the same time, it is in an effort by people who have not lost their souls to encourage people who are “unite” and live “fraternally”.’ These traces can also be observed in the work of Aylı Dikit in this exhibition. He uses poetry as a part of his artistic production and establishes close relations with nature through works produced by lithography, woodcut printing and engraving technique. An Akkadian relief, the Naram-sin Stelei, which is currently exhibited at the Louvre Museum, served as inspiration for the work. It symbolizes the wholeness of the natural components: mountain, sun and humanbeings.
He has been serving as a faculty member at the Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department since 2009. For the last nine years he coordinates the “Gravürist” project, which brings together the artists who create works with unique printing techniques, organizing exhibitions and publishing books.