Top of The Hill by Sait Mingü

Booth #1005

Artist Bio:
Born in 1977 in Istanbul. Graduated from the Faculty of Painting from Mimar Sinan University. Worked as Art Director at Güzel Sanatlar / Saatchi&Saatchi between 2001 – 2006. Since 2006, has been working as a full time artist.

EDUCATION
Graduated from the Faculty of Painting // Mimar Sinan University

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS
Mekan68 // Vienna, Austria // 2017 // Solo Show called “Unpredictable Snapshots”
Mana Contemporary // NJ, USA // 2017 // Group Show called “The Dialogues I”
Alan Istanbul // Istanbul, Turkey // 2016 // Solo Show called “Living Creatures”
Alan Istanbul // Istanbul, Turkey // 2016 // Group Show called “A Season in Hell”
Monolith Gallery // Istanbul, 2015 // Solo Show called “Mono”
Etienne de Causans // Paris, France // 2014 // Solo Show called “Fictional Identity”
Royal Academy of London // UK, 2014 // Group Show called “Summer Exhibition”
SALT Galata // Istanbul, Turkey // 2014 // Animation Project for “Dismantling The Archive”
Time Out Istanbul // Istanbul, Turkey // 2013 // Solo Show called “Abstract Reality”
Armaggan Art Gallery // Istanbul // Turkey // 2012 // Group Show called “Art 7/24”
Mim Art Gallery // Istanbul // Turkey // 2012 // Solo Show called “LIQUID EXPRESSIONS”
Armaggan Art Gallery // Istanbul // Turkey // 2012 // Group Show called “ONE”
X-IST // Istanbul // Turkey // 2009 // Solo Show called “NERVOUS BREAKDOWN”
X-IST // Istanbul // Turkey // 2008 // Solo Show called “DNIWER”
Kırmızı Ardıç Kuşu // Izmir // Turkey // 2007 // Solo Show called “Debut”

ART FAIRS
Contemporary Istanbul // Istanbul // Turkey // 2017
Contemporary Istanbul // Istanbul // Turkey // 2016
Contemporary Istanbul // Istanbul // Turkey // 2009

AWARDS
Royal Academy of London // Hugh Casson Drawing Award // 2014

COLLABORATIONS
D-Hotel Maris Villas // Marmaris // Turkey // 2014
D-Hotel Maris // Marmaris // Turkey // 2012
Moody Cafe // Vienna // Austria // 2009
Shima Restaurant // Istanbul // Turkey // 2008

Artist Statement:
Artist’s Statement:

I am a contemporary, expressionist figurative award winning artist (Royal Academy of London, Hugh Casson Drawing Award, 2014) working in acrylics, ecoline and lately in digital.

I create large-scale painting portraits that are both vibrant and full of contrast inspired by observing different types of people thriving together. Human faces often work like triggers for me, launching the imagination and the process of producing art. Whether I paint the human body or portraits, It’s a combination of conflicting and complementary internal movements; excitement, anxiety, pleasure, vertigo, attraction, doubt and acceleration.

The fusion of color is, perhaps, the best attribute to characterize my paintings. Bright colors within the entire palette, high contrast, and seemingly chaotic mixture of multiple layers, which in the final result create the ultimate harmony of the human spirit.

Artist Technique:
Combining my drawings with my acrylic and watercolor textures.
One-edition only print mounted on a alucobond aluminum panel behind acrylic glass (plexiglass).

An image is optimized for an acrylic glass cover before printing. The print is cut to size and mounted on a Alucobond  panel. Alucobond is an aluminium composite panel resistant to bending. A hanging frame is attached to the back. The acrylic glass is fixed onto the print with a special adhesive. The result is vibrant and crystal clear artwork.

Contact Info:
Website: http://www.saitmingu.com

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