Arda ÇAKMAK

 

The artist who was born in istanbul completed his primary and secondary education in the same city. He was educated in the arts of calligraphy, gilding, miniature and marbling in the department of the traditional turkish handicrafts of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Mimar Sinan University. Here he practiced the calligraphy branches of "talik" and "nka" under the direction of Prof. Dr. Ali Alparslan. He was also educated in the art of gilding by numerous esteemed teachers, particularly Dr. Tahsin Yakutalp. The artist who has graduated from his school continued his Works related to the classical arts.

The artist who learned many things from Prof. Dr. Ugur Derman and many other notable calligraphists about the talik form of calligraphy examined the classical Works of gilding and miniature to which he could have access and tried to widen his accumulation of knowledge in these areas.. The artist who participated in numerous exhibitions at home and abroad has also won awards in the branches of calligraphy and gilding. These awards are:

- Special award in the international gilding competition organized by Al Burda in the United Arab Emirates,

- Grand prize in the branch of "celi talik" in the international competition organized by Research Center for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA) in 2007.

- Grand prize in the branch of Talik in the international competition organized by Research Center for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA) in 2007,

- Grand prize in the branch of " talik hurde talik" in the international competition of "hilye-i Şerife" organized by Antik A.Ş. in 2005.

- Second prize in the branch of "celi talik" in the international competition of art of calligraphy organized by Al Baraka Turk in 2005.,

- Merit prize in the competition of art of gilding organized by the Ministry of Culture in 1996.

- Merit prize in the branch of "celi talik" in the international competition organized by the Research center for Islamic History, Art and Culture.

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