Bio

ABOUT ME

I became intrested in painting during my childhood. But it took several years before I began to paint seriously, speaking strictly 1969.


I came to Sweden in 1978 and worked at different studios. I have my own studio in Stockholm since 1991. I prefer using organical colours (oil, tempera and water colour) and follow expressionist , colourist and lyrical way. Schumann had said that “Enlightning darkness of the peoples hearts is a duty of an artist,” which I thorougly believe in and follow.


Untill now I had 41 exibitions in Sweden and Turkey. 10 of them became possible after jury decision. Even though I always paint the way I feel like I am influenced of the happenings which take place in my surrounding and even far away.


The artists who have affected me are Amadeus Modigliani, Van Gogh, Vassily Kandinsky, Ivan Agueli, Zeki Faik Izer, Orhan Peker, Rauf Alazan, Ilhan Koman, Mimmo Palladino and Per Kirkeby.

AWARDS


Varlök prize 2008 by the Swedish Artists Club in Stockholm.


SYMPOSIUMS

2010 Mardin 1st. International Paint Symposium, 1-31 March 2010

2013  Mardin 3st. International Paint Symposium, 22-29  April

2013  Luleburgaz 3st. International Paint Symposium, 03-08 June


MEMBERS IN


UPSD - International Plastic Art Organisation- Istanbul

Svenska Konstnarsklubben - Swedish Artists Club

BUS - Artists copyrights in Sweden


STIPENDS

Grez Sur Loing Stipend/France, 01.10.2012-01.11.2012


REPRESENTED


Immigration Department / Norrköping,   Solna Municipality /  Stockholm,  Hotel Chevillon-Grez Sur Loing/France,  Grez Sur Loing Municipality/France,  Mardin City Arthall,  Mardin Municipality/Turkey, Luleburgaz  Municipality/Turkey, in private collections in Sweden and Turkey.








My exhibitions

Personal exhibitions


1985     Tensta Traff / Stockholm

2000     Solna Library / Stockholm

2001     Swedish Immigration Department / Norrköping

2001     Red Cross / Stockholm

2004     Turkish Embassy / Stockholm

2005     Gallery Akademist- Izmir / Turkey

2011     Åkersberga Arthall / Stockholm, 05.02.2011-20.02.2011

2012     Artists Club/Stockholm, 19.01.2012-19.02.2012


Joint Exhibitions


1986    Gallery Kloster / Gamla Stan / Stockholm

1987    Akalla Traff / Stockholm

1991    Gallery Mälaren- Slussen / Stockholm

1992    Print Exhibition- Skeppholmen / Stockholm

1994    Gallery Trappan / Stockholm, jurad

1995    Sheraton / Stockholm

1996    Gallery Trappan / Stockholm, jurad

1996    IZFAS / Izmir Turkey

1998    Spring Exhibition, Vasby Art Hall / Stockholm, jurad

1998    Installation ( The door of hope) / Solna Centrum, Stockholm

1998    International Small Format Painting Biennial / Upplands Vasby    Art Hall,

            Stockholm, jurad

1988    Christmas Exhibition, Vasby Art Hall / Stockholm, jurad

1999    National Exhibition, Vasby Art Hall / Stockholm, jurad

1999    Christmas Exhibition, Vasby Art Hall / Stockholm, jurad

2000    Terassen Kulturhuset / Stockholm

2000    Norrköping Art Festival / Norrköping

2000    Swedish Art Union Exhibition- Vasby Art Hall / Stockholm, jurad

2001    Hallunda Library- Norsborg / Stockholm

2002    30 x 30 Exhibition Vasby Art Hall / Stockholm, jurad

2003    30 x 30 Exhibition Vasby Art Hall / Stockholm, jurad

2004    Gallery Riddaren- Gamla Stan / Stockholm

2007    Istanbul Art Fair 27 October - 4 November - Istanbul / Turkey

2008    Bozcaada Art Gallery, 6-26 August - Bozcaada / Turkey

2009    Cep Sanat Gallery, 29.10-10.11.2009, Beyoglu/Istanbul

2010    Sabanci Museum Mardin, 01.04.2010-30.10.2010

2012    Gallery Bjursholm, Stockholm, 16.02.2012-26.02.2012

2013     Mardin City Museum, Mardin, 28.04.2013-28.05.2013

2013     Sirket-i Hayriye Art Gallery,Kadiköy, Istanbul

             Swedish Artists Club members exhibition 07.05.2013- 17.05.2013

2013     Gallery Taersaus – Stockholm 02.08.2013 – 08.08.2013

2013     Autumn Exhibition of Lidingö artists, Lidingö Munipiciality Gallery

             09-24 November 2013

2014     Turkish Foreign Ministry staff  exhibition  Suna Cokgur Ilicak Art Gallery,

             Ankara, 20.05.2014-30.09.2014

2015     Sanata ve Egitime Destek Dernegi, Ayvalik, 09.09.2015-25.09.2015

2016     Huddinge Artists Club,Stockholm,  07.05.2016-29.05.2016



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