CANKAT KALYONCU

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Deciding that he was bored with the busy and routine pace of business life in 2012, Cankat Kalyoncu took a break from his business life and took the first step towards realizing his dream of making art. On his journey, as a traveler, he explored different countries, cultures and arts, thus confronting his own past and looking forward to his future, a door was opened.
The artist, who started his painting life as a self-taught, spent his life in every space he found in order to follow his big dreams with firm steps, by continuing short-term training and workshops in the world's leading academies, Painting Master Workshop at Repin Institute of Art in St. Petersburg, Florence Academy of Art - After completing programs of Academic Painting and Drawing Diploma Education in New York and Visual Storytelling at IED Milan, he continued his studies for two years in the atelier of Mustafa Özel, one of the prominent figure painters of Turkey. Then he opened his studio in Nişantaşı and started to continue both painting, which he was passionate about, and advertising, which nurtured it as an idea. His paintings were featured in the WeContemporary contemporary art catalogue.
With a post-modern approach, Cankat Kalyoncu invites the audience to a journey into the reality, which has already taken place in the near future, and which he has built by detaching himself from time and space.
The artist, who transforms the photographs he took in his own studio into reality by combining them with photographs he collected from the internet or from vintage dealers, uses figures and abstract elements in his paintings and turns them into symbols unique to him by giving a meaning to the objects he chooses.

2020, Artweeks Akaretler, group exhibition, Gama, Istanbul, Turkey
2020, Dark Matter, solo exhibition, Ambidexter, Istanbul, Turkey
2019, Artweeks Akaretler, group exhibition, Gallery Baraz, Istanbul, Turkey
2018, Adam and Eve, solo exhibition, Soul'n Art Gallery, Istanbul Turkey
2017, Residency, group exhibition, Mana Contemporary, New York, USA.
2016, Brand Porn, solo exhibition, Russo, Istanbul, Turkey
2016, Contemporary Figurative Painting Approach, group exhibition, Repin Institute of Art, St Petersburg, Russia

Deciding that he was bored with the busy and routine pace of business life in 2012, Cankat Kalyoncu took a break from his business life and took the first step towards realizing his dream of making art. On his journey, as a traveler, he explored different countries, cultures and arts, thus confronting his own past and looking forward to his future, a door was opened.
The artist, who started his painting life as a self-taught, spent his life in every space he found in order to follow his big dreams with firm steps, by continuing short-term training and workshops in the world's leading academies, Painting Master Workshop at Repin Institute of Art in St. Petersburg, Florence Academy of Art - After completing programs of Academic Painting and Drawing Diploma Education in New York and Visual Storytelling at IED Milan, he continued his studies for two years in the atelier of Mustafa Özel, one of the prominent figure painters of Turkey. Then he opened his studio in Nişantaşı and started to continue both painting, which he was passionate about, and advertising, which nurtured it as an idea. His paintings were featured in the WeContemporary contemporary art catalogue.
With a post-modern approach, Cankat Kalyoncu invites the audience to a journey into the reality, which has already taken place in the near future, and which he has built by detaching himself from time and space.
The artist, who transforms the photographs he took in his own studio into reality by combining them with photographs he collected from the internet or from vintage dealers, uses figures and abstract elements in his paintings and turns them into symbols unique to him by giving a meaning to the objects he chooses.

2020, Artweeks Akaretler, group exhibition, Gama, Istanbul, Turkey
2020, Dark Matter, solo exhibition, Ambidexter, Istanbul, Turkey
2019, Artweeks Akaretler, group exhibition, Gallery Baraz, Istanbul, Turkey
2018, Adam and Eve, solo exhibition, Soul'n Art Gallery, Istanbul Turkey
2017, Residency, group exhibition, Mana Contemporary, New York, USA.
2016, Brand Porn, solo exhibition, Russo, Istanbul, Turkey
2016, Contemporary Figurative Painting Approach, group exhibition, Repin Institute of Art, St Petersburg, Russia

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