Onder Bora

Born : 1957
Hometown : Ordu / Turkey
Lives & Works : Izmir / Turkey
Education :
Istanbul Educational Institute, Science and Nature Department
ABOUT THE ARTIST

Family environment, school life and childhood experiences leave traces in subconscious of people that are engaged in art. Those traces can both have negative and positive effects on individual’s behavior and future works.
 
In his childhood, Onder Bora used to copy the comic books, wanted to draw on the walls of his room which was prevented by his grandmother and has several other art related memories that he later reflected on his works. During high school years, painting instructor handed out canvas, oil paint and brushes to students aiming to identify the talented youngsters and this was the turning point in Onder Bora’s life. Painting has become his breathing point. He started his art practices by painting famous works of artists and later on he continued to paint sea and figures. After high school, he graduated from Istanbul Educational Institute, Science and Nature Department and continued his career as an instructor where he used his paintings as material during his lectures.
 
Acrylic paint and other painting materials given as birthday present by his wife lead Bora to paint more and motivated him to examine art publications. His interest on art peaked as he moved to Izmir. He started to examine, question and work harder on art practices.
 
Onder Bora is from the Black Sea Region of Turkey. He is a typical Black Sea character; paced and excited life style. He mainly uses blue color tones and linear wave shapes usually form the background or the ornaments of figures. Seagulls, women and fishes are components of his paintings. He likes to question nature, people and society in his paintings. Each exhibition he attends is a step in his life. Dreaming is the favorite thing in his life. This unexplainable passion of dreaming has become the motivation that draws Bora to surrealism.
 
EXHIBITIONS
2000 Öz Merkez Düşünce Gücü 1, Solo Exhibition, Balıkesir 
2003 Group Exhibition, Fair Field, İzmir
2004 Yaşayan ve Yaşatan Ressamlar, Group Exhibition, Alsancak Coast, İzmir
2005 Universiade Oyunları, Group Exhibition, Balçova, İzmir
2005 Düşünce Gücü 2, Solo Exhibition, Dr.Selahattin Akçiçek Culture Center, İzmir
2006 Düşünce Gücü 3, Solo Exhibition, Bahçeşehir Municipality, İstanbul
2007 Demokrasi ve Barış Şenlikleri, Group Exhibition, Dikili, İzmir
2007 Mavi Sürgün, Solo Exhibition, Etik Art House, Alsancak, İzmir
2007 Ege Sanat Rehberi, Group Exhibition, Church, Çeşme, İzmir
2007 Ege Sanat Rehberi, Group Exhibition, Alaçatı, İzmir
2007 Ege Sanat Rehberi, Group Exhibition, Ayvalık, Balıkesir
2008 Düşünce Gücü 4, Solo Exhibition, Kadıköy Municipality Central Gallery, İstanbul
2009 Zen Art House, Group Exhibition, İzmir
2010 Mavi Sürgün, Solo Exhibition, Karşıyaka Municipality, İzmir
2011 Etik Sanatevi, Solo Exhibition, Alsancak, İzmir
2012 Bahart, Group Exhibition, Etik Art House, Alsancak, İzmir 
2013 İzmir’in Renkleri, Group Exhibition, Fatih College, İzmir
2013 Bahart, Group Exhibition, Etik Art House, Alsancak, İzmir
2014 Uzaklara Yolun Düşerse Buradayım, Solo Exhibition, Etik Art House, İzmir
2014 Kültürpark Ekim Geçidi, Group Exhibition, Painting & Sculpture Museum, İzmir 
2015 Solo Exhibition, Karşıyaka Municipality, İzmir
2016 Geçmişin Bugünü İzmir, Solo Exhibition, Turkish American Association, İzmir 
2016 Geçmişin Bugünü Ankara, Solo Exhibition, Gallery Kara, Ankara 
2016 Bahart, Group Exhibition, Etik Art House, Alsancak, İzmir

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ARTWORKS
Migration

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PAINTING
100cm x 120cm

20.000,00 TL
Woman in Red

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60cm x 80cm

20.000,00 TL
Wine Glass and Bird

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70cm x 60cm

10.000,00 TL
Our Childhood

Onder Bora
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70cm x 100cm

20.000,00 TL
Woman

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70cm x 100cm

15.000,00 TL
World

Onder Bora
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100cm x 120cm

20.000,00 TL
Woman

Onder Bora
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60cm x 80cm

20.000,00 TL
Chess

Onder Bora
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70cm x 60cm

7.500,00 TL
Peace - 2

Onder Bora
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60cm x 80cm

5.000,00 TL
The Thinker Woman

Onder Bora
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80cm x 70cm

10.000,00 TL
Jellyfish

Onder Bora
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100cm x 80cm

15.000,00 TL
Jellyfishes

Onder Bora
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90cm x 100cm

10.000,00 TL
Sea

Onder Bora
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100cm x 120cm

20.000,00 TL
My Childhood

Onder Bora
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50cm x 60cm

7.500,00 TL
Horses

Onder Bora
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80cm x 60cm

7.500,00 TL
Underwater

Onder Bora
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80cm x 100cm

15.000,00 TL
Seahorses

Onder Bora
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80cm x 100cm

15.000,00 TL
Pomegranate Blossom

Onder Bora
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100cm x 120cm

15.000,00 TL
Ataturk Token

Onder Bora
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80cm x 60cm

10.000,00 TL
Sleeping History 2

Onder Bora
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70cm x 50cm

10.000,00 TL
Umbrellas

Onder Bora
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70cm x 50cm

15.000,00 TL
Jellyfishes

Onder Bora
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80cm x 100cm

15.000,00 TL
Sea and Seagull

Onder Bora
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100cm x 120cm

15.000,00 TL
Food Chain

Onder Bora
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80cm x 100cm

20.000,00 TL
Blue Exile

Onder Bora
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80cm x 60cm

7.500,00 TL
Family

Onder Bora
PAINTING
80cm x 90cm

20.000,00 TL
Traces of Life

Onder Bora
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90cm x 70cm

10.000,00 TL
Sleeping History

Onder Bora
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80cm x 60cm

7.500,00 TL
Women With Long Neck

Onder Bora
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70cm x 90cm

10.000,00 TL
Pink Dreams

Onder Bora
PAINTING
80cm x 70cm

10.000,00 TL
Scream

Onder Bora
PAINTING
80cm x 100cm

15.000,00 TL
Water Cycle of Life

Onder Bora
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100cm x 120cm

20.000,00 TL
The Wishing Tree

Onder Bora
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80cm x 100cm

7.500,00 TL
Life

Onder Bora
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60cm x 80cm

7.500,00 TL
Viking

Onder Bora
PAINTING
90cm x 70cm

7.500,00 TL
Existence

Onder Bora
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90cm x 100cm

7.500,00 TL
Ecosystem

Onder Bora
PAINTING
60cm x 80cm

10.000,00 TL
String of Life

Onder Bora
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80cm x 100cm

10.000,00 TL
Watch Chain

Onder Bora
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80cm x 60cm

10.000,00 TL
Brooch

Onder Bora
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50cm x 40cm

3.000,00 TL
Freedom of Seagulls

Onder Bora
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100cm x 120cm

20.000,00 TL
Marbles

Onder Bora
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60cm x 50cm

7.500,00 TL
Golden Fish

Onder Bora
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100cm x 120cm

20.000,00 TL
Red Brooch & Earrings

Onder Bora
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80cm x 60cm

7.500,00 TL
Man With Beard & Fur

Onder Bora
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60cm x 80cm

15.000,00 TL
Brooch - Butterfly

Onder Bora
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50cm x 40cm

3.000,00 TL
White Poppies & Pink

Onder Bora
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70cm x 60cm

10.000,00 TL
Brooch - Bee

Onder Bora
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50cm x 40cm

3.000,00 TL
Serving Coffee

Onder Bora
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60cm x 80cm

15.000,00 TL