My name is Ugur Kupeli. I was born in Istanbul in 1992. After finishing college in the United States and briefly attending conservatories in Netherlands and New York City, I took a break from music and drumming to focus on painting.
In my current work I seek to explore connections between abstraction and figuration, all the while conveying a sense of spontaneity and action within the painting process.
I am cautious against stagnation and continually seek to evolve and change — which can result in drastically different styles of painting, but I do believe that in the end they all point to the same question; “what can a painting be in 21st century?”