the main source of painting and maintaining it, is that the human has a cause
06.2021 I #13
N: Where would you like to begin?
A: I was born in 1976 in Sinop. I went to primary school in the village. After going to middle school in Amasya, I came back to Sinop. That’s where I completed high school. I came to Istanbul after I graduated from technical high school. After working in one or two different lines of business in Istanbul, I started to work in an engineering firm as a technical draftsman. Then I went to the army. When I was in the army, I decided what I had actually known from the very beginning, that painting was what I desired. Without doing any other work; "I have to paint”, I said. I took the exams as soon as I got back. Mimar Sinan University was my preference. I graduated from the Painting Department of Mimar Sinan in 2010. I started working with X-ist in August of 2010. I had three solo exhibitions at X-ist. In 2013, I exhibited a project in Contemporary Istanbul, mainly consisting of my solo show designs. Then we parted ways with X-ist. I was independent for a while. I did an exhibition at the Black and White Gallery in Ankara. Then I did the exhibition "Blood Spoils the Dream" at Art-on. Later, I joined the Pilevneli Gallery. I am currently working with Pilevneli Gallery.
N: When did you start painting, how did you know that you had the talent of painting?
A: I was able to paint even before I could read and write. I always had a gift for painting. A person actually knows what they have talent for.