Enver Gürsev is a professional artist, working primarily as a painter and sculptor.
Born in London, 1968 to Cypriot parents, he has a very long, diverse and broad experience working within the arts. His first brush with the creative sector was painting pub signs and went on to design posters and record covers for independent bands. As a fledgling artist he was mentored 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 the layers of meanings imbued in abandoned artefacts and deserted places, with a fascination for ghost towns, borders, no man’s land and their peripheries. 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.
At present Enver lectures at Chelsea College of Arts and is the lead artist and project coordinator for the BP Shipping Art Collection.