Abdullah Aydin Baykara

Abdullah Aydin Baykara

Ankara, Turkey

About Abdullah Aydin Baykara

A. AYDIN BAYKARA
(1954, Ankara)

Born in Ankara, Turkey in 1954, Aydin Baykara graduated from Ege University, Faculty of Chemistry in 1980. The artist, who has worked with master painter Asim YUCESOY for years.


Baykara prefers to use his imagination instead of models. Baykara's oil and watercolor paintings, which resemble the art of marbling, have received major attention in Turkey and abroad. His work has received positive criticism in the international arena, particularly in the U.S., Canada, Argentina, China, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Australia, Spain and Egypt.


Two of his paintings have been printed as the cover of the books "A Woman Surgeon in Igdir" by Yildiz Yalcinlar and "1939 New York World Fair and Turks" by Prof. Dr. Nejat Akar. Moreover, one of his paintings has printed as the cover of the encyclopedia entitled ‘'How We Can Maintain Our Psychological Health'' which is printed for the 50th Anniversary of the METU's establishment.


Two paintings of Baykara's have been taken for Bilkent University Hamiye Colakoglu Museum by Hamiye Colakoglu and two paintings of the artist printed in World Wide Art Books - International Contemporary Masters 2010 catalogue.


Aydin Baykara constructed a registered website: http://www.turkishpaintings.com in 2002, with the aim of introducing the Turkish artists and their arts to the world.


Baykara, who is an associate member of the American Watercolor Society and member of United Painters and Sculptors Association, has opened twenty-five solo exhibitions and participated in ninety-seven group exhibitions.


Artist has 18 International Awards.

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A. AYDIN BAYKARA of Ankara, Turkey has a fresh use of watercolor using a subject quite related to water, i.e. fish.


His artwork "Fishes" is very appealing in terms of the signature technical approach.


Another work gains merit especially in terms of the concept of survival of the fittest in his piece "Escape from Jaw"


Baykara, has a signature style with watercolor creating special effects, as seen in his landscapes. In particular is "Abstract Landscape 6" with its rid color and textures.


Prof. Laurence Bradshaw
Professor of Art, University of Nebraska Omaha-USA


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After carefully reviewing your artwork, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery's Curatorial Review Committee has formally selected you to participate in our elite museum-caliber Representation Program.


Our noteworthy Curatorial Review Committee was most impressed by your superb oeuvre such as "UNDER THE SEA" which resonates with a profound visual narrative as you reveal the invisible within the visible. The spiritual artistic journey that you portray in your stellar oeuvre was quite impressive and was a triumph of personal expression.


"BOAT" generated a profound sense of symbolism while reflecting an eternal universal message. We salute you on your aesthetically absorbing oeuvre which reverberates with a dynamic textural sense and powerful visceral shapes.


We were enthralled by the emotive quality of "NEAR SHORE" which reflects your fine talent and vibrant visual intensity.


Your compelling "SAIL BOATS" conveys your unique artistic vision of capturing the impalpable as you seize the essence of the emotional and physical experience. We commend you on your compositions with their exciting color palette and compelling tonal combinations Our Committee salutes you on your oeuvre with its important visual narrative and its emotional link to the human and artistic experience.


We are so pleased with your marvelous art and the positive energy of your stellar compositions. We would be delighted to showcase your art in an exciting 2013 Exhibition.


Ruthie Tucker Executive Director-Curator and Curatorial Review Committee

Education

He graduated from Ege University Faculty of Chemistry in 1980.

Events

AWARDS

2014 Rusian Art Museum (MORA), Fine Art Magazine and Int. Art Festival 2014 Art Competition - USA (Finalist)

2014 Light Space & Time Online Gallery "4th Int. Botanical Art Competition" FL-USA (Honorable Mention)

2014 Light Space & Time Online Gallery "4th Int. Botanical Art Competition" FL-USA (Special Recognition Award)

2013 15. People Upsteam Gallery - USA, Int. Abstract Art Competition (Special International Reconition Award)

2013 Mora - Rusian Art Museum and IAF 2013 Art Competition - USA (Finalist)

2013 Richeson Art School Landscape, Seascape & Architectural 2013 Competition Kimberly - USA (Finalist)

2013 Royal Watercolor Society (RWS) - England (Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2013 (Finalist)

2013 15. People Upsteam Gallery - USA, All Media Juried Art Competition (2 Paintings, Int. Special Reconition Awards)

2012 26th. International WQC Convention-World Quality Commitment to "Turkish Paintings" Paris (Gold Category Award)

2012 4th Artavita Art Competition - USA (Honorable Mentioned Award)

2012 (MORA) Museum of Russian Art and IAF " Int. Art Competition"- NJ - USA (Finalist)

2012 Light Space & Time Online Gallery "Animals Art Exhibition" FL-USA (Special Recognition Award)

2012 Artavita 2nd Contamporary Masters Competition - USA (Honoable Mention)

2012 Light Space & Time Online Gallery "Landscapes Art Exhibition" FL-USA (Special Recognition Award)

2012 Art Addiction Medial Museum 3. Art Biennieal - England- Diploma of Excellence

2011 Artavita Painting-Sculpture and Photograph Competition - USA (Honorable Mention)

2011 Richeson 75 Small Works - Kimberly, WI - USA (4 paintings Meritorious Artworks)

2011 11. Art Inter/National Exhibition- Box Heart Gallery- Pittsburgh PA - USA (Finalist)


Exhibitions

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

2012 Mustafa Ayaz Museum- State Fine Arts Gallery / ANKARA
2011 Sanko Art Gallery / GAZIANTEP
2010 Nar Art Gallery / ANKARA
2008 Ziraat Bank Tunel Art Gallery / ISTANBUL
2007 Turkish American Association / ANKARA
2007 Vakifbank Atakule Art Gallery / ANKARA
2006 Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Ankara State Fine Arts Gallery / ANKARA
2006 LivART Gallery (Liva Pastaneleri) / ANKARA
2006 Development Bank of Turkey Art Gallery / ANKARA
2006 Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Istanbul State Fine Arts Gallery / ISTANBUL
2006 Turkish American Association / ANKARA
2006 Ankara University, Pediatric Molecular Genetics, Blue Hall / ANKARA
2005 1st Erciyes Art Festival - Sabanci Cultur Center - Rotary Club / KAYSERI
2005 ARTFORUM Ankara Plastic Arts Fair - Ataturk Culture Center / ANKARA
2005 Antalya Museum / ANTALYA
2005 JAZZ NOW Art Gallery / BODRUM
2004 NORM Art Gallery / IZMIR
2004 ARES Art House - ISTANBUL
2004 1st International Kayakoy Art Festival / Kayakoy, FETHIYE
2004 Ankara University, Pediatric Molecular Genetics, Blue Hall / ANKARA
2003 2nd International Antalya Painting Festival / ANTALYA
2003 Cankaya Municipality Traditional Oren Street Exhibition / ANKARA
2003 Cankaya Municipality Contemporary Arts Center / ANKARA
2002 Ankara University, Pediatric Molecular Genetics, Blue Hall / ANKARA
2002 Altinpark Fair Exhibition / ANKARA

ABROAD EXHIBITIONS

2014 MORA-Rusian Art Museum, Fine Art Magazine ve Int. Art Festival Competition Exhibition-The Highline Loft Gallery Chelsea - USA (Finalist)
2013 MORA-Rusian Art Museum and International Art Fair 2013 Art Competition - 25CPW Gallery - New York-USA
2013 The EXPOSURE 2013 Exhibition - SeeMe - New York - USA
2013 Richeson Art School Landscape, Seascape & Architectural 2013 Competition Kimberly - USA (Finalist)
2013 Bankside Gallery - Royal Watercolor Society Comp. Exhibition - Londra (Finalist)
2012 International Art Festival Competition 2012 (MORA) Museum of Russian Art- NJ - USA (Finalist)
2012 BoxHeart Gallery - Inter/National juried Exhibition Pittsburgh - USA (Finalist)
2011 Ben Navaee Gallery - Toronto / Canada