About

I was born and grew up in Istanbul and currently living in London. I hold a BSc in Computer Engineering and MSc in Cognitive Science. I have always been interested in arts from an early age and I continued to draw and paint during my career in the software industry. I attended a number of art classes in Istanbul and London but I am a mostly self-taught artist.

The bulk of my work is figurative and drawn from life. I like to explore different methods to represent the human figure. My “Shard” series is an attempt to employ Gestalt principles of visual perception, an idea that I have found very interesting during my cognitive science studies.

But I also draw and paint in different styles. I do abstract, surrealist and deconstructivist paintings as well as classical genres like still-life and landscapes. I also enjoy copying from old masters.

I mainly use acrylics but also use other mediums including digital paintings.

You can see my works on Instagram. (@nulnul7) where I post regularly.

Exhibitions

  • 2001 – Istanbul (joint exhibition at Bogazici University)
  • 2019 – London (Putney Library)

Art Education

Putney School of Art, London – Life Drawing, Printmaking, 2016-2019

Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London – Art History from 1860 to Today, 2020

Other Projects

Turkish Fine Arts (@turkishfinearts) is an Instagram account I try to post works of past and present Turkish artists. All the posts are in English as this project aims to introduce their works to an international audience.

The Living Frames (@thelivingframes) project encourages people to share the artworks they own in an Online Home Museum so that everybody else can also enjoy them. I feel, unless an artwork is by a famous artist it is only seen by very few people. The Living Frames project provides an open platform for any art lover to share their collection. You do not need to be a serious collector to contribute to the project.