BIOGRAPHY

I was born in a small sea village in the city of Trabzon which is located in the Black Sea region of Turkey. As a child, I would spend days looking at the wonderful waves of the sea and enjoy watching the fishermen bring in their catch of the day. I took a fancy to the many different vessels that sailed the seas. 
 

 

 

 

 

 


I come from a family of artists. My brother is a a famous cartoonist who draws for magazines in Turkey. I first started being involved in the world of art with my brother. A famous cartoonist named Oguz Aral gave me lessons and I started drawing cartoons. During high school, I started drawing portraits and held my first exhibit while a freshman in university. In the meantime, I had lessons from Mehmet Uygun and Yunus Bircan. At the same time I was studying to be an engineer. I was greatly influenced by Monet and Rembrandt. I continued painting after graduating from university as well as while working as an engineer. 
 
I participated in several exhibits and personal exhibits. I even started an art club at the company where I worked to help motivate my fellow co-workers. I volunteered my weekends to the young children on my block. I introduced them to art and taught them how to paint. 
 
In my painting, I prefer natural colors such as orange and turquoise with the aim of creating a half-abstract image to my viewers. The materials which I choose vary from water-colors to oil paints, acrylic, sometimes separately or together. I enjoy trying new techniques and research. 
 
Currently, I have been residing in Orlando, Florida where I fully devote my time to art and creating artwork. I have participated in several art festivals in the Florida area which I have received a few awards. Several of my paintings have been exhibited in local galleries. 

​            Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2000 Kadıköy Art Gallery                                                                 

  • 2000 Perpa Trade Center Istanbul                                                              

  • 2002 Pentür Art Gallery                                                                               

  • 2005 Küyad Art Gallery                                                                                 

  • 2005 Renault Art galery- Istanbul                                                                   

  • 2007 Nazım Hikmet Culture Center -Turkey                                                         

  • 2011 Türkan Saylan Culture Center-Turkey                                                   

  • 2015 Atatürk Art galery Taksim-Turkey                ​


​              Group Exhibitions;
        -2018  Studios of Cocoa Beach

  • 1988 Yildiz Technical Universty  Art Galery                                                            

  • 1989 Sabancı Culture Center  Art Galery                                                           

  • 1989 Middle East Universty Art Galery                                                                  

  • 1988  Art Festivall -Turkey                                                            

  • 1989 Art Festivall-Turkey                                                                

  • 1990 Art Festivall-Turkey                                                                 

  • 1994 Renault Art Galery -Turkey                                                                         

  • 2005 Nazım Culture Center Art Galery-Turkey 

  • 2005 KAVEG -Cemal Reşit Rey  Art Galery-Turkey        

  • 2009 Renault Art Galery -Turkey

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