Unlike Wall Mosaics, Mosaic Tile designs can also be created on specific panels so that they can be hung on a wall. This production process is also created in our studio so that you get the finished product packed and sent to you.
Why hang instead of apply to the wall?
It’s actually a matter of taste whether to let us create a mosaic tile design for hanging or for wall application. But there are sometimes technical aspects that serve the decision. For example, in a rented apartment it does not make sense to think about a mosaic tile design application. It will not be possible to remove the application from the wall as soon as you move out. This is exactly why we create mosaic tile designs that you can easily hang on your wall and easily remove when you move.
The 3 or 4 points method
In the last 20 years we have executed several projects regarding the mosaic tile design to hang and we have experienced the following and we would like to show it to you with an example. With this method it is usually possible to attach even mosaic tile designs that weigh more than 10 kg to a wall. Actually, we don’t hang the artwork, we attach it to the wall. (Please check the next 2 photos below).
4 points method.
3 Points Method.
There are some things you need to pay attention to!
Firstly, the size of your mosaic tile design and secondly, it is important to know what material your wall is made of. Among these issues lies the fact that a mosaic tile design to hang becomes enormously heavy in terms of weight. You would have to expect at least 10 kg for a 100 centimeter by 100 centimeter mosaic tile design. So, it will not be possible to attach such an art object to the wall with a simple hanging apparatus. Beforehand, it is also very important to ask the landlord about the load-bearing capacity of the wall.
What mosaic types to design?
As material you could actually use all kinds of mosaics to create a mosaic tile design. It depends purely on the design you imagine in your apartment, restaurant, hotel or yacht. From the technical aspect, the weight of glass mosaics is lighter than tile mosaics, but do not worry about the technical aspect, because you are always in good hands with our Art Studio. Please contact us for any questions.
Ayhan Keser is a self-taught contemporary mixed media and multidisciplinary artist whose love for life and desire to create have found expression in various artistic mediums. His artistic milieu spans the worlds of mosaic mural art, street art and abstract expressionist art, showing uncommon mastery of sculpting, painting and stenciling techniques.
Born in 1974 to Turkish immigrants in the German city of Duisburg, Ayhan spent his childhood and formative years in the Duisburg Ghetto of Marxloh. He later returned to Turkey with his family to pursue higher education, graduating from the Istanbul University in 2003 with a degree in Geological Engineering. Excited about the possibilities of working with marble and travertine which he encountered while in University and which have historically been used in mosaic work, Ayhan began creating his own artistic mosaic tiles. This would mark the beginning of his prolific career as a mosaic mural artist and the first phase of his evolution as a multidisciplinary artist.
MOSAIC MURAL ARTIST
Ayhan rented his first studio in Famagusta, Cyprus, in 2003 and soon began creating mosaic artworks. He created his tiles by hand and with the aid of a machine which he customized to achieve the art nouveau style of his early mosaic creations. In 2006, he moved his studio from Cyprus to Istanbul where his skilled and innovative approach would over time, attract the attention of architects and interior designers in Turkey and beyond. Over the course of 11 years, as his style and technique evolved, Ayhan created more than 120 largescale mosaic mural artworks using marble, travertine, tile, and glass mosaics.
Commissioned by private and corporate clients like Bacardi, Neckermann, and the Ethiopian Railway Corporation, his mosaic creations adorned the walls of residential apartments, luxury villas, public buildings, flagship stores and railway stations in various parts of the world. These mosaic murals, cut and laid in his signature freestyle technique, were instantly recognizable, earning him awards, honourable mentions and recognition at international art and architecture events. These include his colorful 100-meter serpentine mosaic in the metro station of Bursa, Turkey, which in 2016 received special recognition at the International Thessaloniki Art and Design Symposium. During that time, Ayhan was also credited with contributing to the resurgent popularity of mosaic murals in Istanbul and his artworks were regularly featured in Turkey’s leading interior décor magazines such as ‘Maison Française’.
STENCIL STREET ARTIST
In 2014, Ayhan experienced a major setback when he sustained intervertebral disc tears caused by the strains of working with heavy mosaic materials. He suffered severe lower back pain as a result and was forced to stop taking new commissions for mosaic murals artworks. Despite this challenge, his desire to create murals and evolve his art remained strong. Creating larger than life murals held a special attraction for Ayhan who found the sheer scale of his creations empowering. So, in this setback, he saw as an opportunity to explore new materials and processes for creating mural artworks. He started experimenting with creating stencil art using ultra-light Bristol cardboards and spray paints. This would mark the beginning of the second phase of his career as he perfected his stencil technique and street art style.
Between 2014 and 2017, Ayhan was commissioned to create more than 20 large stencil murals for locations such as the popular Container Hall in Izmir, Turkey. In 2017 however, his lower back pain worsened, and he was again forced to stop creating large murals. He turned to new experiments combining mosaic and stencil art techniques and created 12 small scale works which were exhibited at the 2017 Parallax Art Fair in London where they were well-received by viewers and visiting gallerists.
Ayhan closed his studio in Istanbul in 2017, entering a transition phase that would see the subject matter and technique of his art evolve yet again. He describes his experience during this transition as that of a chef who having cooked at five-star restaurants for many years, now had to cook for himself alone.
He continued to experiment with combining mosaic and stencil art techniques, creating mosaics and canvases from used cardboard boxes which he colored with spray paint. In addition to being smaller in size, his creations during this time expressed his own ideas and perspective on the world, a great departure from the commissioned works which dominated the mosaic and stencil eras of his career. He also exhibited and sold a few of these experimental works which he considered primitive mosaic paintings.
ABSTRACT CONTEMPORARY ARTIST
In 2019, Ayhan settled in Hamburg, Germany, where he teaches mosaic and stencil art at different schools in München, Hamburg and Harburg. He is also active in the local artist community and in 2021, he received the ‘Kultur Sommer Preis Landkreis Harburg‘ award for a work named ‘Climate Change’ which he designed and directed in collaboration with a group of artists in Jesteburg.
However, these are side projects quite removed from the artist’s newfound sense of purpose and conviction. While transitioning away from largescale mural artworks, Ayhan learned of his Anatolian roots and the history behind his family’s emigration to Germany in the early 1900s. Researching his roots led him to a deeper sense of political and social consciousness which now finds expression in his art. The awakening of his identity marked Ayhan’s evolution into an abstract expressionist artist. Today, his paintings consist of visual linguistic compositions incorporating a 26-letter symbolic script which he created and named ‘Aian’.
Formed from the shards of broken mosaic fragments collected over the years, his ‘Aian’ script is a secret code which he uses to narrate the history and heritage of his people, expressing his hopes and fears free from intimidation and censorship in a style reminiscent of ancient Mesopotamian clay tablets. Painting on canvases formed from glued stacks of used envelopes and old newspapers, his latest collections, with titles such as ‘The 5 Wishes‘ and ‘Truth‘, are a form of historical memory where the stories and perspectives of the oppressed are safely preserved for posterity. By stepping boldly into the eminent role of advocate and truth teller, Ayhan has truly come into his own as an artist.
We’re Art Studio Ayhan Keser in Jesteburg with an international practice in creating architectural custom made mosaic tile designs and wall murals.
Your Project partner
Since 2002, we have been serving architects, interior designers who design restaurants, bistros, bars and music clubs as well as individual home owners who want to put custom made mosaic designs on their walls or in their swimming pool, bathroom, garden or living area. We also serve architects working on large buildings like hotels, tunnels, subways or train stations.
We Speak Art
We speak German and English but most importantly we speak “Art”. Art, is the language of colors and shapes and also shows different so to say pronunciation in different countries. Thus, we have managed to work on different wall mosaic and wall mural projects worldwide for you. In such cases, as an art studio, we focus on getting to know the culture rather than teaching our language of art to clients.
We are aware that not everything can be made into mosaic tile design, but we always show great respect to our customers’ ideas and focus on the customer’s idea in order to generate a %100 customer satisfaction. This is because we have experience in the last 20 years in different countries where we have been contracted for wall mosaic tile designs in Ethiopia, Baku, Iraq, Istanbul, Antalya, Izmir, London, Hamburg, Jesteburg etc.
Our Business Vision – Goals
Our main goal is to remain as a small Mosaic and Mural Art Studio. This leads us to work on every single project, be it wall mosaic or mural, that comes to us as an order, in peace, joy and with great concentration. We do not strive to earn more money but we strive for happy project owners. Of course, we are visionaries in terms of new materials we could use in our projects, produced with the latest high-tech. We focus much more on bringing better visual details to your mosaic tile design or custom made wall mural project. Since we don’t have big financial expenses like big companies, we can afford to spend more time on your project.
Pure handmade by Artist
Projects that end up in our studio are created with pure handwork by experienced artists. Also pixel mosaic tile design projects are created with pure handwork. We do not use robots or Child Labour!
Actually, the artist Ayhan Keser is known for the large wall mosaics but, many already know that he also creates artworks for for gallery wall and museums on the side. In the next pages, you can view his biography and art statement. Also some of his artworks can be found on this webpage. He has several collections as well as street artish mosaics he created from over sprayed glass mosaics and other collections he created from old cardboard.
For the last 8 years we have also focused on murals in the interior and exterior, which is created with the stencil art technique. We use multi-layer stencils for this purpose in order to fulfill the exact customer wish that he wants to see on his wall. Wall decoration projects like these are prepared in the studio in Jesteburg, Germany and painted by our artist on your wall on site.
Mosaic Tile Design to hang
There are many ways to enjoy this ancient art. Mosaic pictures can also be hung up. It is important to remember that these mosaic works of art are not easy to handle in terms of weight, and therefore they are limited in size. Nevertheless, write to us if you have an idea or design that we could implement for you as Mosaic. We will be happy to advise you on the possible dimensions, material as well as the hanging process.
Art for Gallery Walls
The artist Ayhan Keser has a body of work as far as Contemporary art is concerned. Artworks are created in the sense only for art galleries and museums. He paints since 2017 on old newspaper barns and old cardboards. His artworks are ready to hang and are available in different sizes.