|Hometown||:||Ordu / Turkey|
|Lives & Works||:||Izmir / Turkey|
Istanbul Educational Institute, Science and Nature Department
ABOUT THE ARTISTContinue...
Family environment, school life and childhood experiences leave traces in subconscious of people that are engaged in art. Those traces can both have negative and positive effects on individual’s behavior and future works.
In his childhood, Onder Bora used to copy the comic books, wanted to draw on the walls of his room which was prevented by his grandmother and has several other art related memories that he later reflected on his works. During high school years, painting instructor handed out canvas, oil paint and brushes to students aiming to identify the talented youngsters and this was the turning point in Onder Bora’s life. Painting has become his breathing point. He started his art practices by painting famous works of artists and later on he continued to paint sea and figures. After high school, he graduated from Istanbul Educational Institute, Science and Nature Department and continued his career as an instructor where he used his paintings as material during his lectures.
Acrylic paint and other painting materials given as birthday present by his wife lead Bora to paint more and motivated him to examine art publications. His interest on art peaked as he moved to Izmir. He started to examine, question and work harder on art practices.
Onder Bora is from the Black Sea Region of Turkey. He is a typical Black Sea character; paced and excited life style. He mainly uses blue color tones and linear wave shapes usually form the background or the ornaments of figures. Seagulls, women and fishes are components of his paintings. He likes to question nature, people and society in his paintings. Each exhibition he attends is a step in his life. Dreaming is the favorite thing in his life. This unexplainable passion of dreaming has become the motivation that draws Bora to surrealism.
2000 Öz Merkez Düşünce Gücü 1, Solo Exhibition, Balıkesir
2003 Group Exhibition, Fair Field, İzmir
2004 Yaşayan ve Yaşatan Ressamlar, Group Exhibition, Alsancak Coast, İzmir
2005 Universiade Oyunları, Group Exhibition, Balçova, İzmir
2005 Düşünce Gücü 2, Solo Exhibition, Dr.Selahattin Akçiçek Culture Center, İzmir
2006 Düşünce Gücü 3, Solo Exhibition, Bahçeşehir Municipality, İstanbul
2007 Demokrasi ve Barış Şenlikleri, Group Exhibition, Dikili, İzmir
2007 Mavi Sürgün, Solo Exhibition, Etik Art House, Alsancak, İzmir
2007 Ege Sanat Rehberi, Group Exhibition, Church, Çeşme, İzmir
2007 Ege Sanat Rehberi, Group Exhibition, Alaçatı, İzmir
2007 Ege Sanat Rehberi, Group Exhibition, Ayvalık, Balıkesir
2008 Düşünce Gücü 4, Solo Exhibition, Kadıköy Municipality Central Gallery, İstanbul
2009 Zen Art House, Group Exhibition, İzmir
2010 Mavi Sürgün, Solo Exhibition, Karşıyaka Municipality, İzmir
2011 Etik Sanatevi, Solo Exhibition, Alsancak, İzmir
2012 Bahart, Group Exhibition, Etik Art House, Alsancak, İzmir
2013 İzmir’in Renkleri, Group Exhibition, Fatih College, İzmir
2013 Bahart, Group Exhibition, Etik Art House, Alsancak, İzmir
2014 Uzaklara Yolun Düşerse Buradayım, Solo Exhibition, Etik Art House, İzmir
2014 Kültürpark Ekim Geçidi, Group Exhibition, Painting & Sculpture Museum, İzmir
2015 Solo Exhibition, Karşıyaka Municipality, İzmir
2016 Geçmişin Bugünü İzmir, Solo Exhibition, Turkish American Association, İzmir
2016 Geçmişin Bugünü Ankara, Solo Exhibition, Gallery Kara, Ankara
2016 Bahart, Group Exhibition, Etik Art House, Alsancak, İzmir