Uğur Tütüncü Iraqi, b. 1976

Uğur Tütüncü’s style was influenced by the 1980s generation of artists, coming from both the European and Middle Eastern schools of art. 

Uğur Tütüncü’s style was influenced by the 1980s generation of artists, coming from both the European and Middle Eastern schools of art. He graduated from the Institute of Applied Fine Arts with his first honors degree in 1998; later in 2008, the artist completed his master's at Hacettepe University from the Faculty of Fine Art, Department of Painting.

 

Uğur Tütüncü mainly depicts nature and landscapes while involving traditional elements of visual language of Middle Eastern culture. He abstracts the references to the natural landscape through impasto but at the same time, he uses religious Arabic lines. Since 2010, he has been continuing his painting practice in Istanbul and has confidently established himself as one of the most prominent artists in the novice arena of Contemporary Islamic Painting

 

Since 1995, Uğur Tütüncü has participated in multiple group exhibitions and won awards and honorable mentions about his calligraphy making.

 

GROUP SHOWS

2020. National Unity and Solidarity International Mixed Virtual Painting Exhibition. Group Exhibition. Ankara, Turkey 

 

2020. Trakya University International Painting. Group Exhibition. Edirne, Turkey

 
2017. Nature Painting. Kirkuk Art Center. Kirkuk, Iraq
 

2014. 10th Traditional Painting Competition. Honourable Mention Award. Ümraniye Municipality, Turkey


2013. International Culture and Creativity Painting Competition. Group Exhibition. Honourable Mention Award. Dubai, UAE

 

2009. Turkish Noble Artists Watercolour Group Painting. Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA). Istanbul, Turkey
 
2008. International Painting. Group Exhibition. Ataturk Art Culture Centre. Ankara, Turkey
 
2007. Mixed Painting Exhibition. Hacettepe University Faculty of Fine Arts. Ankara, Turkey
 
2007. Group Painting Exhibition. Turkmeneli Culture and Art Centre. Ankara, Turkey
 
2005. Artists Group Painting Exhibition. Kirkuk. Kirkuk, Iraq 
 

2002. Group Exhibition. Baghdad Culture and Art Centre Art Exhibition. Baghdad, Iraq

 

2000. Group Exhibition. Baghdad Culture and Art Centre Art Exhibition. Baghdad, Iraq

 

1998. Painting Contest on Environmental Cleaning. Exhibition Award. Baghdad University. Baghdad, Iraq

 

1997. Baghdad Young Artists Competition. First Place. Baghdad, Iraq

 

1995. Arab Cooperation Council Painting Competition. First Place. Baghdad, Iraq