About Ayhan Tomak

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Ayhan TOMAK

The artist was born on 1970 in Antakya.
He completed his university degree at Economics in Istanbul University.
During his academic studies he has been a member of the IFAR Painting group, which was founded and lead by the painter Erol Deneç.
Between 1991-1995, he took a part in joint exhibitions both in Istanbul and other cities throughout Turkey. After 1996 he opened joint and individual exhibitions. He also designed illustrations for different newspapers and magazines, book and CD covers.
Started sculptures and reliefs begining of 2000. He used wood as a basic material for sculptural works.
He transferred his wood curving experiences, that he gained in the past years, to his sculptures.
Concerning the domain of functional art he has been developing new designs working with mirrors and wood.
He has been member of The Helsinki International Artists Association since 2008.
Besides working on sculpture, he is giving wood sculpturing and painting lessons in his own studio in Istanbul.

 

 Solo And Joint Exhibitions

2017 (Istanbul) Sanat 7/24 Art Volum5 Art and Design Exhibition, Armaggan Art Gallery

2016 (Derbyshire,03/12/2016-17/01/2017) Timeless Imagination Imanaka Interiors Exhibition

Lally Gallery – The Erewash Museum

2016 (İstanbul) Reflection From Painting To Sculpture / Key Art Gallery (Solo Exhibition)

2015 (Helsinki) Fine Art Exhibition, Helsinki International Artist Association Group Exhibition

2013 (Istanbul) TUYAP International Istanbul Art Fair, Gallery Eksen

2013 ( Izmir) Izmir Bienal

2013 (Istanbul) Joint Exhibitions, Gallery Eksen

2012 (Istanbul) TUYAP International Istanbul Art Fair, Gallery Eksen

2012 (Istanbul) ‘Develoment’ Joint exhibitions, Gallery Eksen

2012 (Istanbul) Home & Garden Exhibition, Marjin Art

2011 (Istanbul) Joint Exhibitions, Armaggan Art Gallery

2011 (Londra) Joint Exhibition, La Galeria Pall Mall

2011 ( Izmir ) Izmir Bienal

2011 (New York) SOFA 2011 Sculpture Objects and Functional Arts

2011 (Istanbul) Art Expo Istanbul, International Art Center

2010 (Istanbul) Origami Rose, Joint Painting Exhibition, International Art Center

2009 (Istabul) TUYAP Sanat Fuarı, Gallery Sanat Gezgini

2009 (Helsinki) Helsinki International  Artists Association Group  Exhibition

2008 (Helsinki) Helsinki International  Artists Association Group  Exhibition

2006 ( Adana ) Colours of Women Adana State Fine Art Gallery (Solo Exhibition)

2000 (İstanbul) Kadıköy Municipality Culture and Art Center (Solo Exhibition)

1999 (Bursa) Akbank Bursa Art Gallery (Solo Exhibition)

1999 (Istanbul) Yaşarbank Exhibition Hall (Solo Exhibition)

1999 (Istanbul) Painting Exhibition of the Group “Four Colours”, Taksim Art Gallery

1999 (Istanbul) Painting Exhibition of the Group “Four Colours”, Salih Zeki Kolat Cultural House

1998 (İstanbul) Ataturk Library Exhibition Hall (Solo Exhibition)

1997 (Istanbul) Joint Painting Exhibition, Yunus Emre Cultural House

1997 (Istanbul Drift to Dreams – Joint Painting Exhibition, Pres Museum Cultural Center

1997 (Istanbul) Painting Exhibition of IFAR Group, MEB Art Gallery Exhibition Hall

1996 ( Edirne ) Painting Exhibition of IFAR Group, G.M. of Trakya Birlik Exhibition Hall

1995 (Istanbul) Painting Exhibition of IFAR Group, Atatürk Library Exhibition Hall

1995 (Istanbul) Painting Exhibition of IFAR Group, Perpa Trade Center Exhibition Hall

1995 (Istanbul) Joint Painting Exhibition, Istanbul University Student’s Cultural Center Exhibition Hall

*IFAR: Istanbul Fantastik Reality

 

Activities

*2017 (Izmir) Wood Carving Workshop with Ayhan Tomak, Teos Culture and Art Association, Seferihisar

*2017 (Istanbul) Linden Festival, Wood Carving Workshop with Ayhan Tomak, Atasehir

*2017 (Istanbul) Touching to Wood, Join Exhibition by Ayhan Tomak Atelier Students, Baris Manco Cultural Center, Istanbul

*2015 (Eskişehir) The International Wood Symposium, World Wood Day

*2014 (Nottingham) Wood Carving Workshop with Ayhan Tomak

*2013 (Gabon) Symposium International De Sculpture Sur Bois De Libreville

*2013 (Nottingham) Eastwood Arts Festival, Wood Carving Workshop with Ayhan Tomak

*2013 Istanbul Technical University, Exhibition – Conference

*2013 TRT TURK, Guest artist in the morning program.

*2012 TRT TURK, (National TV) Guest artist in art program.

*2011 TRT TURK (National TV) Guest artist in art program.

*2008-2010 Wooden Reliefs and Paint Works for the Ask-i Memnu TV series (Istanbul).

*2009-2010 Wooden Sculptures and Accessories Works for the Ezel TV series (Istanbul).

*2009  TRT3-TRT GAP (National TV) Guest artist in the program Formule of Success

*2009  TRT 2  (National TV) Guest artist in the art program.

*2009-2011 Arts Park – Bench Design at Nisantasi Cumhuriyet Parki Istanbul