Yigit Dundar

Born : 1987
Hometown : Samsun / Turkey
Lives & Works : Istanbul / Turkey
Education :
2005 Yeditepe University, Faculty of Architecture 
2015 Yeditepe University, College of Plastic Arts, Graduate Degree

Dundar describes his paintings as “The visual reflection of the effect of human feelings like - sorrow, enthusiasm, pain, excitement and love - on the human body; it is the complicity between body and sensations.” This is the only language that can be understood by all people of different nationalities, all over the world. Inspired by the limitless nature and expressiveness of body language, my works convey whatever the message is through human body motions. I try to explain people’s; problems, inner struggles, contradictions, passions and stories through human body.
My paintings are the modern interpretation of the Classical Renaissance and Baroque style. I aim to reach a personal expression between the figurative and realistic search and concept in the contemporary art of painting. I pursue significant trends while retaining the nature of my art, human beings are the centerpiece of my paintings. I feel passionate and have strong aspirations to develop my art whilst being able to touch people with my art and help them find themselves in it. My dream, through my art, is to be able to make people feel more, see more and realize more about themselves and the world around them.
Competitions and Awards
1996  Samsun Ataturkist Thought Foundation, “Ataturk” Themed Painting Competition, 2nd in Samsun 
1997  GAP District Development Directorates, “GAP” Themed Painting Competition, 1st in Turkey 
1997  3.Dede Korkut Culture & Art Festival, “Dede Korkut” Themed Painting Competition, 2nd in Turkey
1998  Ministry of Education, “Europe in Schools” Themed Painting Competition, 2nd in Turkey
1998  UNESCO & The Walt Disney Company, “Sport” Themed Painting Competition, 1st in Turkey and represented Turkey in 5. World Child Forum held in Paris  
2000  Samsun Police Headquarters, “Security of Roadways” Themed Painting Competition, 1st in Samsun 
2002  Rotary Club, Poster ve Composition Competition, 2nd in Poster Category 
2002  Merck Sharp & Dohme Pharmaceuticals, Artworks were pressed in year 2002 Calendar
Solo Exhibitions
2015 “Büyülü Yalnızlık”, Gama Gallery, İstanbul
2013 “Labyrinth 01”, International Art Center, İstanbul 
2012 “Gönüllüydüm yoldan çıkmaya”, Deyim Art Gallery, İstanbul
2012 “Tuhaf şey uçmak”, Dibeklihan Art Village, Bodrum
2012 “Buluşma” Soyut Art Gallery, Ankara
Group Exhibitions
2015  “Yaşam İçin Enerji”, Armaggan Gallery, İstanbul
2015 “ Maddenin Halleri-3”, Armaggan Gallery, İstanbul
2014 “MarjinArt Market”, InnPark Fine Arts Area, Galatasaray / İstanbul
2014 “Yeditepe’de Zaman IV – Çok sesli yaklaşımlar”, Ekavart Gallery, Taksim / İstanbul
2014  “Hey ben buradayım” Yeditepe University, Plastic Arts Faculty, Haliç Shipyard / İstanbul
2013  NART Business Center, Levent / İstanbul
2011 “Düşler”, Deyim Art Gallery, İstanbul
2011 “Klasik ve modern sanatın buluşması”, Deyim Art Gallery, İstanbul 
2011 “Renklerin Dansı”, Deyim Art Gallery, İstanbul
2010 “Yaz Güneşi”, Yavuz İşler Art Gallery, İstanbul 
2010 “Umutlar”, Ülkü Cılızoğlu Art House, İstanbul
2006 Çizgi Art Atelier, Samsun
2002 Çizgi Art Atelier, Samsun
2000 Mona Lisa Art House, Samsun