After ammassing art from around the world since his early 20's, cosmopolitan art collector Samir Mouawad contributes to the development of collectors and evolvement of collections, acting as a consultant.
Broadening the world of fine art collecting to new and experienced collectors by providing the opportunity to own the original works of selected international artists, Mouawad believes in the power of art and endeavors to use its network as a positive force for art as it's social responsibility to contribute to the development of creativity by enforcing the culture of the collection.
As the collectible contemporary art continues to evolve and expand, Mouawad will promote the art movement and connect people around the world who wish to make a mark on the art map and history, as well as contribute to society in terms of culture and art.
Ates was born in Adana, a Turkish city of fertility, refined culture, and the wealth of Hittites, Seljuks, Byzantines and Ottoman. He grew up among the widespread, white blooming cotton fields and infinite patterns and designs of wildflower meadows. His passion for beauty and his nuanced perception of the light and dark of the world has found expression in many different forms yet it is within contemporary painting that he has experienced true liberation and fulfillment as an artist. The long and circuitous road of Ates’s artistic and geographic migration eventually found him in New York City in where he made a home and worked for eighteen years.
Ates’s work, known for its diversity and originality, are drown largely from Anatolian literatures, folklore and myths. The challenging techniques, innovation and mental stimulation inherent to contemporary art have led him to create a meditative solitude that results in pure freedom of self-expression. He has gained recognition for its fearless exploration of form and style, and the skill and vision necessary to merge an unbending tradition with a wild contemporary spirit.
His work has been widely shown internationally and is held in multiple collections of top collectors worldwide. He currently lives and works between Istanbul and New York.
A blue chip Turkish painter among the world's greatest living artists
Selected Past Solo Shows
2016, EKAV Culture Foundation Art Gallery, Istanbul
E Space Gallery, Shanghai, 2015
Dolmabahce Palace Museum, Istanbul, 2014
Next Level Art Gallery, Istanbul, 2013
Mabeyn Gallery, Istanbul, 2012
Art Palm Beach, Miami, 2011
Is Bank Art Gallery, Istanbul, 2011
Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, 2010
Craig F. Star Gallery, New York, 2009
Wingrow Galen, Taipei 2009
Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, 2008
GOSB Gallery, Istanbul, 2007
Hagia Sophia Museum, Istanbul, 2006
Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul, 2006
Gallery Artist, Istanbul, 2005
Nurol Art Gallery, Ankara, 2005
Gallery Artist, Istanbul, 2004
Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, 2003
The Red Barn Atelier, New York, 2003
Gallery Artist, Istanbul, 2002
Blenko Art Gallery, New York, 2002
The Red Barn Atelier, New York, 2001
Blenko Art Gallery, New York, 2000
Yana Eleb Associated Partners, New York, 2000
The Red Barn Atelier, New York, 1999
Brow Gallery, Istanbul, 1999
Ataturk Cultural Center, Istanbul, 1998
Yana Eleb Associated Partners, New York, 1998
V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, 1998
Kincannon Fine Art Gallery, Dallas, 1997
Pop International Galleries, New York, 1996
Yana Eleb Associated Partners, New York, 1996
Adamar Fine Arts, Miami, 1996
Gallery D'Art Horizon, Barcelona, 1995
Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, 1995
Lyons Gallery, Miami, 1995
Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, 1994
Aksanat Art Gallery, Istanbul, 1993
The Procession Kiosk Museum, Istanbul, 1992
Essex Street, New York, 1992
Dolmabahce Palace Museum, Istanbul, 1991
Minus Zero Gallery, Los Angeles, 1991
Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, 1990
Kampo Cultural Center, New York, 1989
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