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Gungor Taner


Güngör Taner was born in Istanbul in 1941. He graduated from Nurullah Berk Workshop of the Painting Department of Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts (currently known as Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University). In 1971, he studied at Corneille’s Atelier in Salzburg Summer Academy. The artist had his first exhibition in 1981 in Istanbul and had a retrospective exhibition at AKM in 1990. In Turkish art, his works are considered as a continuation of the first abstract artists such as Sabri Berkel, Nejad Devrim, Zeki Faik Izer and the generation that follows such as the likes of Adnan Çoker, Burhan Doğançay. Güngör Taner’s paintings in his own words are composed “by using various contrasts in a certain motion or in a rhythm on the road to harmony”. Since the beginning of his early trials the main identifier in his art was finding abstract technical aspects and discovering a sustainable form. Since the beginning the main issue of interest was “rhthym and musicality”. In his paintings contrasts are used in a special balance of movement and rhythm to achieve harmony. All these adversities; fullness and emptiness, wealth and poverty, mobility and immobility, light and dark, hot and cold, while they are working against eachother that actually intensify eachother’s definition. The combination of dynamic stain, color and line İn Taner’s paintings actually create a an atmosphere of a visual cycle in space. Some of the artist’s accolades are; Jale Yasan Portrait Award 1967, 35.DHS Achievement Award in 1974, 37.DRHS Achievement Award 1976, and the 2. Istanbul Biennial Exhibition Achievement Award in 1981. Taner lives and Works in Istanbul.


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