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Artist Biography


UK | Nottingham 2023

After 5 years of living in Turkey under extremely challenging circumstances I finally returned home to my roots in Nottingham UK Summer 2022. My art was featured in a few group shows in Istanbul but I was back home building my life again and determined more than ever to paint more and more as much as possible where and when possible. I believe the arts should be for everyone and accessible for all. I would also like my creative practice to have healing qualities for those who stumble across my art I would love to have my paintings in hospitals and other similar environments as way to generate pleasure and wellness to those living through challenging times in their lives.

Primarily my paintings in the last few years has taken on influence from Turkey and Islamic design but most recently I’ve been able to return to my deep rooted fascination and appreciation of the Latino culture. I’ve yet to visit Mexico, Chile and Brazil but I have visited the incredible city of Barcelona in my early twenties and I’ve always loved to participate in Latin dance classes. I returned to dancing Salsa and Bachata for the first time in 6-7 years this month June 2023. I have produced some vibrant and fresh colourful paintings over the past month or so and will continue to generate more of this vibrancy and style moving forward….

International Group Exhibitions | Istanbul Turkey

November 2022

September 2022

Click here or scroll below for my biography and summary about my paintings at Galerie D’Art La Visione

July / August 2022

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