LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
I am a contemporary interpreter of miniature painting whether as an artist and an academician. I care to work in an original style by differentiating without deforming the characteristics of classical miniature painting and constantly seeks for innovation.
I graduated Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University with master's degree in 1988. I continue the PhD program with 16th century military clothing thesis subject existingly at the same university.
I started the artistic life with the first art studio in Cihangir/İstanbul during the education time period. Currently I continue to work at ‘Taner Alakuş Art Studio’ in the old town of İstanbul since the year 2010. It is a real happiness for me to train many artists and encouraged them for their own unique style.
During my approximately 40 years of artistic life, I have produced around 400 works. My first period started with classical works, and over time the interpretations of me evolved towards contemporary art and gained an original identity. It is possible to follow the change in my understanding of art through the colors, composition, forms and symbolic expression in the works.
I have participated many exhibitions, projects, competitions, symposiums and jury memberships throughout my artistic life. I have received 3 prizes in different time periods from the Ministry of Culture.
I am an Istanbul city fan. I care about enjoying life, spending time in the nature, reading, sharing and making new artistic experiments.
# Chronological Selection of Some of Artworks
1996-Maiden Tower (23x12cm) 1997-Noah's Ark (90x60cm) 2003-Istanbul (38x25cm)
2003-The Courtly Woman(28x20cm) 2004-The Noble Woman (25x14cm) 2006-A Man Smoking a Hookah(100x70cm)
2006-Tobacco Stick(42x18cm) 2006-Old Soldier(36x27cm) 2010-Map(29x20cm)
2010-Galleon in Galata(8x12cm) 2010-Galata and Maiden's Tower (8x12) 2011-Hagia Sophia and Byzantium (65x45cm)
2012-İstanbul: Between the Line (11x21cm) 2014-Piri Reis (30x22cm) 2014-The Flashy Woman(10x15cm)
2016-Gossipers(10x40cm) 2016-The Demon(8x6cm) 2017-Hell is Hot(20x20cm)
2018-Map with Galleons(35x50cm) 2018-Blinds(12x18cm) 2019-Vertical Panorama (20x80cm)
2020-Turtle in Istanbul (12x16 cm) 2020-Map of Europe(35x50cm) 2020- Seven Sins(7x7cm)
2021-Dragonfly and Hagia Sophia Series (10x10cm), (12x17cm), (12x17cm) 2022-Concrete Jungle (19x19x25.5)
#Selection of Solo and Group Exhibitions in Last Ten Years
2011- 41 Masters, 41 Works-Care/İstanbul/Group
2012- Miniatures in My Dreams 1- Çırağan Palace Kempinski Art Gallery-Beşiktaş/İstanbul/Solo
2013- Miniatures in My Dreams 2- Mehmet Akif Ersoy Art Center-Pendik/İstanbul/Solo
2015- 60 Magical Touch-Dolmabahçe Art Gallery-Beşiktaş/İstanbul/Group
2016- Confrontation in Miniature-Mehmet Akif Ersoy Art Center-Pendik/İstanbul/Group Exhibition&Symposium
2021-Fine Art Exhibition-Seven Art Gallery-Kadıköy/İstanbul/Solo
2022- The Loop-Sahil Nevmekan Art Gallery/Üsküdar/İstanbul/Group
WHO I AM
An artist who tries to make life valuable
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