A unique person named Esref Armagan was originally born in a poor family in Turkey. Sadly, he also had a birth defect that disabled his ability to see the world around him. H was born with no eyes and lived as a blind person his entire life.
Despite his disability Armagan is an inspiring self-taught man. He learned all by his own how to read, write and print using the Braille alphabet. At the age of 8 this “superhuman” discovered the world around him by producing his very first picture of a butterfly. Since that day on he has painted ever since with the use of specially crafted Braille canvas and oil paints.
The blind artist uses only his fingertips to see the world around him and paint the amazing paintings that have balance, perspective, colors and shadows. He gained international popularity and has been a subject to scientific experiments which studied his amazing ability to see when he is painting. It turned out his visual cortex in his brain lightens up whenever he paints. An ability that is not common for blind people which fascinated scientists.
In 2009 Armagan was invited by Volvo to paint their new vehicle for a series of ad campaigns.