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  • Artist Resume

  • Artist Statement
    I’m a Turkish/British artist who was born in Turkey in 1966, lived in the capital city Ankara, until I was 27 years old. While in Turkey I worked in tourism sector but art was always on the side as a hobby since childhood.

    After my marriage to a UK citizen and when his work finished in Turkey, we moved to London. Our daughter Sarah was born shortly after. I wanted to be with her and take care of her myself, especially in her early years. I did draw loads and learnt how to use computer graphic programs in the spare times I had. When she was three years old and wanted to go to nursery, I wanted and had the time to enrol to a Fine Art Foundation With Computer Graphics Course for a year. After completing the foundation course and with my tutors positive inputs about my work, I applied and got into City & Guilds London Art School to do a BA Fine Art, Painting course.

    4 years on and after graduating from collage I was selected as one of the “Best of New British Graduates” in 2002 by Beatrice Royal Public Gallery. The following year one of my works was selected for the Royal Academy Summer Show, which got international attention as well as interviews – from Rolling Stone to the BBC. Since then I have been a practising artist joining art fairs, community projects national and international shows regularly.

    For me art is for all to appreciate. I find it most rewarding when I turn an idea into an art work. I first think about how and what is the best medium to pass it on to viewers. I tend to create different imagery and genres in parallel rather than work in series. As a result you can see abstract figurative art, city scenes, portraits, computer generated 3D works, animations and collages in my portfolio. When I paint I generally use oils on canvas or metal, depending on the concept, I sometimes add other materials to create mixed media works. I also use computers and photography extensively either as sketching tools or in their own right.

    Mostly I get inspired from contemporary life and visual media. Gerhard Richter, M.C.Escher, Chirico, Rene Magritte, Marcel Duchamp, Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol and Sarah Lucas are some of the the artists I do look up to and hope one day to make a name as well known as theirs in the art world. My vision is, by working hard, enjoying and creating more and more questioning, meaningful artworks I will receive the attention to my work and archive my goal.
  • Solo Exhibitions
    Canary Wharf – Frontispiece Gallery June 2010
    Fabs Farrington Contemporary – Gibraltar June 2009
    Pierre Garroudi Gallery April - May 2006
  • Group Exhibitions

    “Every Second Counts" Interactive Online Digital Project Feb 2016- 2017

    “Mystical Stories” Address Istanbul June - August 2016

    TATE MODERN – Yami Ichi-London Event May 2016

    Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Fair March 2016

    "The Dot to Dot Satellite Exhibitions" - London Jan - Feb 2016
    • The Trunk at The Artworks in Elephant & Castle,
    • The Market Hall Exhibition – A unique hanging installation of artwork, Borough Market,
    • The Covent Garden Digital Dot Room, an immersive cinematic art experience,
    • BOXPARK Shoreditch

    Battersea Art Fair London October 2013

    Battersea Art Fair October 2012

    Battersea Art Fair October 2011

    Untitled Art Fair, Chelsea Town Hall June 2011

    Lambeth Wide Open, Space studios Nov 2010

    Battersea Art Fair October 2010

    SLWA Group Show, Bankside Gallery April 2010

    Battersea Art Fair October 2009

    Fabs Farrington Contemporary – Gibraltar Aug.-Sept. 2009

    Space Studios – Vauxhall - Open days May 2009

    Battersea Art Fair October 2008
    London School of Economics
    Amalgam - in aid of Prince’s Trust March 2008

    Studio, Southwark Street No:38 January – June 2008

    Battersea Art Fair October 2007

    New City Gallery Sept.2006 - Apr.2007

    Royal Academy Summer Show June 2003

    Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art

    • Pop Art May - August 2003

    • Words in Works Oct 2002 - Jan 2003

    • Best of New British Graduates Aug - Nov 2002

    Battersea Art Fair October 2002
  • Awards
    1st on the "Top Ten" list at Royal Academy Summer Show June 2003
    Best of New British Graduates, Beatrice Royal-Eastleigh 2002
  • Collections
    Most of my works are purchased by individuals and in private collections.
  • Publications
    BBC News as well as an interview
    Rolling Stones
    Warcry - Salvation Army Press
    London se1 - Local Press
    The Sun
    London Evening Standard

  • Education
    City & Guilds London Art School, BA Fine Art- Painting