Taner Ceylan - 1881
By Taner Ceylan
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Edition size: 20
Sheet size: 51.5 x 70 cm
Inkjet print on 300gsm Somerset Photo paper
Born in Selb, Germany 1967
Lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey
Known for his “emotional realism” paintings, Taner Ceylan graduated from the Fine Arts Faculty at Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul in 1991. That same year, Ceylan presented his first group show and first solo exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany. His seminal exhibition and performance “Monte Carlo Style,” debuted in 1995, making a significant impact on the Turkish art scene. Ceylan worked as a lecturer at the Fine Arts Faculty of Yeditepe University, 2001 – 2003 and was editor in chief of Time Out Istanbul’s arts section, 2001 – 2006.
Taner Ceylan has exhibited in numerous international art fairs, museums, and galleries including in New York (2009); the 8th International Istanbul Biennial (2003); the 9th International Istanbul Biennial (2005), “Postcards from CAC” at the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans (2009); “Naked” at Paul Kasmin Gallery (2009); Istanbul Next Wave (2010); Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2010); “Istanbul Modern” at the Museum Boijman Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2011). His work is in private and public collections worldwide, including the Sveaas Art Collection and Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.