Sinan Demirtaş

The artists describes the figure which is not viewed from one definite perspective, partially there is the absence of perspective.  In two dimensional surface the figure is viewed from many different plans(perspectives).  Thus there needs to watch the figure horizontally and vertically, in a manner questioning it’s existence while documenting that moment in time.   Photography or one photograph cannot capture this moment since then one would need many squares at horizontal and vertical levels.  However the painting documents the situation and the existence of the figure in it’s details.  The canvas shows us the borders.  The body leans against the border(the outer area), lies on it, stands against it thus stays in contact with it.  There is the struggle to defeat an existence in misconception, materializing the canvass and getting in, becoming reality.


1966- İstanbul

1993- Mimar Sinan University Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Painting, BA

1993-2004 Director of Aksanat Art Center Lithography Department

1997- Co-founder of Sinan Demirtaş Lithography Studio

1998- Instructor at Yeditepe University of Fine Arts


1996 – Ways; Taksim Art Gallery, Istanbul

2003 – One Culture Arts Center,Istanbul

2004 – Where I Drop My Load; Gallery Binyıl, Istanbul

2006 – Journies Exo Time; D- Marin, Mine Art Gallery and Etoile de Mer, Bodrum, Turkey

2013 – The Journey; Merkür, Istanbul

2017 – Homo Ludens; Gaia Gallery, Istanbul


1991– MSU 3 March Exhibition, MSUFAD, Istanbul

1992– Istanbul University Student Exhibition, Istanbul

1993– MSU 3 March Exhibition, MSUFAD, Istanbul

1993– Siemens Art Awards Exhibition, Istanbul

1993– Istanbul Youth Days Exhibition, Muhsin Ertuğrul Theatre, Istanbul

1994– New Tendencies Exhibition, MSUFAD, Istanbul

1994– Young Turkish-Azerbaijani Artists Exhibition, BP, Istanbul

1994– “Red- White” Exhibition, Gallery B, Istanbul

1994– Contemporary Artists 15th Istanbul Exhibition, Painting and Sculpture Museum Institution, Istanbul

1994– 5th State Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Istanbul

1994– Esbank XI th Yunus Painting Exhibition

1995– Esbank XII th Yunus Emre Painting and Sculpture Exhibition

1995– Group Exhibition II , Ekol Art Gallery, Istanbul

1996– Habitat II, “Other” exhibition, Antrepo, Istanbul

1997– Group Exhibition III, Ekol Art Gallery, Istanbul

1997– Original Press Exhibition, Derimod Art Center, Istanbul

1997– “Kazlıçeşme” Exhibition, Derimod Art Center, Istanbul

1997– Group Exhibition, Bauhaus, Istanbul

1997– Contemporary Artists 18th Istanbul Exhibition

1998– Original Press Exhibition, Aksanat, Istanbul

1998– 3K Art Gallery, Istanbul

1998– “Reflections” 14th Esbank Yunus Emre Exhibition

1998– Original Press Exhibition, Yüksel Sabancı Culture Center, Istanbul

1998– Original Press Exhibition, Pi Artworks, Istanbul

1999– Turkcell Painting Competition Exhibition, Istanbul

1999– Aksanat Original Press Exhibition, Istanbul

1999– State Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Istanbul

1999– Original Press Exhibition, Rengigül Gallery, Bozcaada, Turkey

1999– Turkey Jockey Club Painting Competition Exhibition

1999– Original Press Exhibition, Gallery Nelli, Istanbul

2000– “Times” Exhibition, Pi Artworks, Istanbul

2000– Sinan Demirtaş Lithography Collection Exhibition, Gallery Binyıl, Istanbul

2000– Lithography Works from Atelier of Sinan Demirtaş, 7th International Eskişehir Festival, Osmangazi Uni. Exhibition Hall, Eskişehir, Turkey

2001– Lithography Paintings Exhibition of Masters, Halicarnassus Culture Center, Bodrum, Turkey

2001– 60 Years 60 Artists, Eczacıbaşı Exhibition, 12th Istanbul Art Fair

2002– Lithography Exhibition, Cey Gallery, Istanbul

2002– Lithography Exhibition, İlayda Art Gallery, Ankara, Turkey

2002– Original Press Exhibition, Yeditepe University, Istanbul

2002– Press from Masters Painting Exhibition, Teksin Art Gallery, Istanbul

2003– Art in Akmerkez, Akmerkez, Istanbul

2003– Lithography Exhibition, Almelek Art Gallery, Istanbul

2003– “Approaches” Aksanat, Istanbul

2004– Sinan Demirtaş Lithography Atelier, Artist, Istanbul Art Fair

2005– Lithography Exhibition, Mine Art Gallery, Istanbul

2005– “Contemporary Art 18”, D-Marin, Mine Art Gallery, Bodrum, Turkey

2005– Sinan Demirtaş Lithography Atelier, Artist, Istanbul Art Fair

2006– Gra-Plas, Yeditepe University Lecturers Exhibition, Caddebostan Culture Center, Istanbul

2006– Lithography Exhibition Cey Fine Art Gallery, Istanbul

2006– “Art-Show 06” , Mine Art Gallery, Mustafa Kemal Culture Center, Istanbul

2006– “Contemporary Art 19″, D-Marin, Mine Art Gallery, Bodrum, Turkey

2007– Original Press Exhibition, Palet Art Gallery

2007– 20th Summer Exhibition, Mine Art Gallery

2007– Art Show 07, Sinan Demirtaş Lithography Atelier, MKM

2007– ‘’30/30 Mixed (choice)’’ Art&Life, The Marmara Gallery

2007– ‘’Predictions’’ exhibition, Beşiktaş Contemporary Mustafa Kemal Center

2008- 21st Summer Exhibition, Mine Art Gallery

2013 – ”Merkür Palmlarina/ Bodrum”

2013 – ”Inside”, Joint Exhibition, Merkur, Istanbul


1979– International Children Year Painting Competition, 3rd Prize

1994– Istanbul New Tendencies Exhibition, Jury Special Award

1998– “Reflections” 14th Esbank Yunus Emre Painting Competition Award

1999– State Painting and Sculpture, “Original Press Award”