Surmrit Gallery of Art & Design

Hulya Kupcuoglu

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Born in Adapazarı, Turkey and currently living in Istanbul, Hülya graduated from Mimar Sinan University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting, and received her master’s degree from Istanbul Technical University, Visual and Peripheral Arts Department. From 1993 to 2007, Hülya’s artwork was inspired by the Russian Constructivism movement paintings and sculpture. During the early 2000’s she began creating video’s and mail art works. At this time, she also began curating video and mail art exhibitions in Turkey. Hülya was very interested in popular culture and after 2007 she began incorporating Turkish film stars and current events into her paintings. Today, Hülya still focuses on pop culture and current events in her art making process. She also writes art reviews and articles for various Turkish magazines and organizations.