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Gürsel Tunali

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Self Portrait, 2010 Oil on Canvas 81 X 65 Centimeters © Gursel Tunali
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DANAE, 2010 Oil on Canvas 155 X 195 Centimeters © Gursel Tunali
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Uc Guzel / The Three Beauties, 2010 Oil on Canvas 125 X 100 Centimeters © Gursel Tunali
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SANATIN GUCU / POWER OF ART, 2010 Oil on Canvas 195 X 155 Centimeters © Gursel Tunali
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GUZELE SAYGI / RESPECT FOR BEAUTY, 2010 Oil on Canvas 155 X 195 Centimeters © Gursel Tunali
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PERSEPONE, 2010 Oil on Canvas 115 X 80 Centimeters © Gursel Tunali
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EUROPA, 2011 Oil on Canvas 195 X 155 Centimeters © Gürsel Tunalı
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PERSAUS, 2009 100cm X 125cm © Gürsel Tunali
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PERSEUS & MEDUSA, 2011 155cm X 195cm © Gürsel Tunali
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SELİMİYE , 2009 80cm X 100cm © Gürsel Tunali
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DALYAN, 2007 80cm X 100cm © Gürsel Tunali
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AĞLA, 2010 50cm X 65cm © Gürsel Tunali
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DALYAN, 2010 50cm X 70cm © Gürsel Tunali
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DELİ DURSUNUN GÖĞE YÜKSELİŞİ, 2009 100 Cm X 125cm © Gürsel Tunali
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Ruschuk, Bulgaria
Birth year
1960
Lives in
Marmaris, Turkey
Works in
Marmaris, Turkey
Statement

Born in 1960, Ruschuk, Bulgaria. Gürsel received education at Kiril Stanchev's workshop for four years. (1973-1978) In 1978, he moved to Turkey. Between 1978 and 1986, he held 12 personal exhibitions at private and government galleries. At age 26, he enrolled to Mimar Sinan University where he received education at Prof. Devrim Erbil and Şükrü Aysan's workshop for four years. After graduation, he moved to south of Turkey where he made a living painting portraits of guests at 5 star hotels. Later on, he tried to promote his paintings through auction houses and art galleries with the help of Naci Terzi. He opened a gallery in Dalyan, Muğla which lasted 6 years. During this time, he also worked in association with Gallery Kleidescope for 3 years. Gürsel currently lives in a small hut in Yayla, Köyceğiz where he continues with his paintings.

Influences: Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Nazım Hikmet, Pablo Neruda, Greek Mythologies