Oguz Uygur, paper marbling

Published on June 14, 2013

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Today in The Method Case, Oguz Uygur, a Turkish artist and his Paper Marbling. His parents perform this art (Ebru in Turkish, Paper Marbling in English) and the footage was shot for a promo piece. He was working on back then and his dad asked him to put a video together for him. This is what came out of that.

Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other stone. The patterns are the result of color floated on either plain water or a viscous solution known as size, and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface, such as paper or fabric. Through several centuries, people have applied marbled materials to a variety of surfaces. It is often employed as a writing surface for calligraphy, and especially book covers and endpapers in bookbinding and stationery. Part of its appeal is that each print is a unique monotype.


Oguz Uygur was born in Konya Turkey but at 25 he moved to US. He attended Seattle Film Institute. He works in and creates documentaries, music videos, promotional videos and independent movies.

He also carries on his love for still photography. On the rare days that he is not working or volunteering non-profit organizations, he enjoys traveling to grow his collection of images.

In Oguz Uygur’s website you may find samples of his work as well as a blog (Turkish only) about new techniques and gear in film industry to learn and grow together as a community.

Oguz Uygur


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