1958, Safe Bute was born in Nigde - Turkey
2007, International Project Director & President of the 1st. International Contemporary Art Biennial of Adana
2006, Honorary Member of Cultural Association Terra Dell´Arte in Italy
2005, Member of the Artistic Committee of the International Arad Biennale of Contemporary Art in Romania.
2003, 4th award winner of the International Florence Biennale of Contemporary Art in Italy.
2001, 2000 WAIS People Choice Award Winner at the "Ten Top World Artists Invitational Show" organized by Artists Own Registry in Australia.
1999 Nominated to the Time Magazine online poll in the category of Most Influential Artist of the 20th Century
1998 Featured artist at ArtQuest in USA
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND ART EVENTS
The Travellıng Weave - Adana State Art Gallery - 06-12 December 2006
Galerie LA DECOUVERTE Rabat - Morocco - 29 November 2006 - 09 December 2006
INTER-ART International Art Camp in Aiud - Romania - 10-26 August 2006
International Summer Art Camp "Lucian Grigorescu" Medgidia - Romania 26 July - 08 August 2006
The Travelling Weave - Deja vu The University of Georgia - 15 Apr - 30 June 2006
Art Gallery Ripustus, Hameelinna Finland 27 Oct 30 Dec 2005
The 1902 OCAF Art Center Art Gallery - Georgia USA - 02 Oct 12 Nov 2005
Salonul De Toamna - Gallerııle INTER-ART Aıud - Romania 16-19 Oct 2005
Urla Quarantine Island International Fine Arts Symposium - 23 Sep 02 Oct 2005
3rd. Safa Bute's Live Performance Art Event - Adana - 08 May 2005
Porto Recenaty Contemporary Arts Gallery - Italya - 11-26 Sep 2004
2nd. Safa Bute's Live Performance Art Event - Adana - 02 May 2004
1st. Safa Bute's Live Performance Art Event - Adana - 04 Feb 07 Mar 2004
4. Florence Biennale - Italy - 06-15 Dec 2003
Yapı Kredi Kemalsatır Art Gallery - Adana - 08-30 Apr 1999
Akbank Beylerbeyi Art Gallery - Istanbul - 15 Apr 04 May 1998
Akbank Kızılay Art Gallery - Ankara - 17 Feb 06 Mar 1997
Akbank Bursa Art Gallery - Bursa - Apr May 1996
Icel Art Clup Art Gallery - Mersin - 21 Sep 07 Oct 1995
Akbank Adana Art Gallery - Adana - 10-27 Jan 1995
Akbank Cankaya Art Gallery - Ankara - 15-30 Dec 1993
Akbank Koprubası Art Gallery - Eskisehir - 26 Oct 12 Nov 1993
ACS Art Gallery - Adana - 24 Sep 02 Oct 1993
Akbank Trabzon Art Gallery - Trabzon - 30 Apr 18 May 1993
Akbank Isparta Art Gallery - Isparta - 17 Feb 05 Mar 1993
Yapı Kredi Setbasi Art Gallery - Bursa - 18 Oct 13 Nov 1992
Akbank Ordu Art Gallery - Ordu - 17 Apr 08 May 1992
Adana Municipality Art Gallery - Adana - 08-12 Apr 1992
Akbank Denizli Art Gallery - Denizli - 21 Jan 07 Feb 1992
Yapı Kredi Mustafabey Art Gallery - İzmir - 18 Sept - 08 Oct 1991
Yapı Kredi Ofis Art Gallery - Diyarbakır - Apr 1991
Sivas State Fine Art Gallery - Sivas - Jan Feb 1991
Yapı Kredi Balıkesir Art Gallery - Balıkesir - Dec 1990
Akbank Adana Art Gallery - Adana - 08-25May 1990
Safa Bute is now creating his art works at his studios located in Adana City and Tyana.
The unbelievable amount of energy it takes to create such tedious drawings calls upon an intense amount of patience and time.
Because of the tedious detail in my works, I create only 3 - 4 original art works a year. It takes thousands of hours (as well as patience) to create a work with thousands of intricate lines without the use of guides or rulers. Because of these fine details that have become known as the "Safa Bute Style".
I have never had any academic art education which has helped me establish my own "style". I started creating art before I could even read or write and had my first solo exhibition at the tender age of twelve. My feelings, my thoughts, my fantasies and dreams make me want to create my style of art. I don't even care if I have food, clothing or cigarettes, as long as I can create art that brings me fulfillment.
I am quite creative in the late evening up to the wee hours of the morning but feel most creative after making love. I begin by picturing a work in my own mind (some even appear in my dreams), then consciously creates this thought process on paper or canvas. My work is intensely detailed with very fine, almost delicate lines that encompass the "Safa Bute Style". Many people who have attended my exhibits, as well as critics in my own country, have unsuccessfully tried to categorize my work. I have since visited the Library and searched every book I could lay my hands on from the 14th century through the present day artists and has come away with nothing that even resembles my work. Experts and attendees at my exhibits have come to know my work as simply the "Safa Bute Style."
When drawing, it is just not possible for me to erase; and I amazingly, do not use rulers, guides or stencils. I mentions the hardest part for me "Is to create the image in my mind". I create using ink, pens, pencils, brushes, fingers and even my own blood on occasion for color. Paper and Canvas are usually the foundation for my marks.