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Ayhan Tomak HAYAT AĞACI Ahşap Heykel

Ayhan TOMAK

The artist was born in Antakya in 1970 and completed his primary and secondary education in this city.

He completed his university education at Istanbul University. Since 1991, during his university education, he has taken part in the IFAR Painting Group founded and lead by the painter Erol Deneç. He participated in various solo and joint art exhibitions in Turkey and abroad, especially in Istanbul. He made many illustrations in newspapers and magazines as well as book cover designs.

In the 2000s, he started working on sculptures with wood as the primary material. He applied his knowledge and experience of wood carving techniques in his sculptures. He participated in exhibitions and symposiums of wood sculptures organized both in Turkey & Abroad and held wood carving/sculpturing workshops.

In addition to sculpture, he also created his own designs in the field of functional art and provided consultancy to various companies in this field.

He has been a member of Helsinki International Artists Association since 2008 and continues his artistic life in Istanbul.  He gives wood carving/sculpturing workshops in his own art studio in Balat and Binkılıç Village.

 Solo And Joint Exhibitions

2018

 (Izmir) Joint Exhibition, Seferihisar Marina, Teos Culture and Arts Association 

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 

 (Istanbul) 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

 (Izmir) Izmir Bienal

 (Istanbul) Master & Apprentice Joint Exhibitions of Painting, Sculpture, and Ceramic, Gallery Eksen

2012

 (Istanbul) TUYAP International Istanbul Art Fair, Gallery Eksen

 (Istanbul) ‘Evolution’ Joint exhibitions, Gallery Eksen

 (Istanbul) Home & Garden Exhibition, Marjin Art

2011

 (Istanbul) Joint Exhibitions, Armaggan Art Gallery 

 (Londra) Joint Exhibition, La Galeria Pall Mall

 (Izmir) Izmir Bienal

 (New York) SOFA 2011 Sculpture Objects and Functional Arts

 (Istanbul) Art Expo Istanbul, International Art Center

2010

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

2009

 (Istanbul) TUYAP Art Fair, Gallery Sanat Gezgini

 (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

 (Istanbul) Kadıköy Municipality Culture and Art Center (Solo Exhibition)

1999

 (Bursa) Akbank Bursa Art Gallery (Solo Exhibition)

 (Istanbul) Yasarbank Exhibition Hall (Solo Exhibition)

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

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

1998

 (Istanbul) Ataturk Library Exhibition Hall (Solo Exhibition)

1997

 (Istanbul) Joint Painting Exhibition, Yunus Emre Cultural House 

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

 (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, Ataturk Library Exhibition Hall 

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

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

 

*IFAR: Istanbul Fantastic Reality

Activities

2018 *(Eskisehir) International Wood Symposium

    *(Istanbuul) Wood carving workshop with Ayhan Tomak, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

    *(Istanbul) Wood carving workshop with Ayhan Tomak, İTÜ Art Fest

2017 *(Helsinki) Wood carving workshop with Ayhan Tomak

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

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

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

      Cultural Center, Istanbul

2015 *(Eskisehir) The International Wood Symposium, World Wood Day (Theme: Wooden Arch)

2014 *(Nottingham) Wood Carving Workshop with Ayhan Tomak 

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

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

    *(Istanbul) Istanbul Technical University, Exhibition – Conference

    *(Istanbul) TRT TURK, Guest artist in the morning program. 

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

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

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

2009 *(Istanbul) TRT2 (National TV) Guest artist in the art program.

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

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

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

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