Onur Karaalioglu

Onur Karaalioglu

Sakarya, Serdivan, Turkey

About Onur Karaalioglu

Sakarya University Art Design and Architecture Faculty Painting Department Faculty Member--------------------- ARTİST'S STATEMENT
The state of chaos and complex formations that the universe is in are the sole impulses that trigger the act of making art. This chaotic structure which shapes my outlook on the world, keeps ordinary life above my perception limit. While the dynamism in the chaos becomes consistent throughout the creative process, sometimes it is also dragged into the quest of truth. It descends down to the finest detail that is visible and enables me to mediate its transformation into some space that is external to its own reality.

I evaluate the concept of chaos usually with the figures through which the psychological stress of man can be expressed. Because the complexity of human figure gives reference to the starting point of chaos, and it also raises the question of the origin of the confusion. And my style of painting, which progresses with a consistent perspective with regard to the used language, contains experiments that avoids from recurrence of the plastic elements. This attitude, compels me to determine the appropriate medium and the compositions for the subject that is defined by my own cognitive limitations.


2008 B.A. Fine Art Painting, Uludag University, Bursa
2012 M.A. Fine Art Painting, Uludag University, Bursa
2017 PhD Fine Art Painting, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul
Academia: sakarya.academia.edu/onurkaraalioglu


(2019) Gri/s International Mixed Exhibition organized by Sakarya University and Zaragoza University Teruel/SPAIN
(2015) Academia Albertina 1st International Art and Design Schools Festival Turin/ITALY
(2015) Beylikduzu Municipality 1st Painting Workshop Istanbul/TURKEY
(2013) 2nd Yalova International Art Biennial, Yalova/TURKEY
(2013) Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty 6. International Student Triennial, Istanbul/TURKEY
(2013) Artist 2013, 23. International Art Fair, (Gallery Soyut) Istanbul/TURKEY
(2015) 7. Portakal Cicegi International Plastic Arts Workshop, Sapanca/TURKEY
(2012) Summart 2012 Painting Workshop, Chisinau/MOLDOVA


(2021) "Deconstruction" Online Drawing Exhibition, 5-30 April, dekonstruksiyon.myportfolio.com
(2019) Drawing Exhibition, 7-20 May, Kocaeli University Fine Arts Faculty Artre Art Gallery, Kocaeli/TURKEY
(2008) Painting Exhibition, 12-17 May, Tayyare Culture Center Cemal Nadir Guler Gallery, Bursa/TURKEY
(2013) Painting Exhibition Uludag University Rectorship Art Gallery, Bursa/TURKEY

(2020) "Approach" Mixed Painting Exhibition, Gallery Kambur, ISTANBUL
(2019) "30x30" Mixed International Painting Exhibition, Sakarya University Gizemfrit Art Gallery, SAKARYA
(2017) Sakarya University Faculty of Art Design and Architecture Painting Department Teaching Staff Mixed Painting Exhibition, Sakarya University Medico Social Art Gallery, SAKARYA
(2016) “Great Meeting 2016” Academic Members Exhibition, Yasar University Art Gallery, IZMIR
(2015) “New Space” Mixed Painting Exhibition, Gallery Soyut, ANKARA
(2015) “Anthology” Mixed Painting Exhibition, Berlin Consultant, BERLIN
(2015) “Complex” Mixed Painting Exhibition, Corinne Art Gallery, ISTANBUL
(2014) “Young/Fresh/Different” Exhibition, Gallery Zilberman, ISTANBUL
(2014) “Great Meeting 2014” Academic Members Exhibition, Gallery Isık, ISTANBUL
(2013) Sakarya University International Art, Design and Manipulation Symposium Exhibition, Culture Center, SAKARYA
(2013) “Harvest” Sakarya University Fine Arts Faculty Academic Members Exhibition, Sakarya Sakarya University Fine Arts Faculty Gallery, SAKARYA
(2012) “Meeting-1” Onur Karaalioglu, Ahmet Kolburan, Zafer Malkoc, Umit Turk Mixed Painting Exhibition, Gallery Soyut, ANKARA
(2010) Show Art Center Mixed Painting Exhibition, Taksim Art Gallery, ISTANBUL
(2010) 70. Government Painting and Statue Competition Exhibition, Cer Modern, ANKARA