Mert Ulcay was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1974.
After studying to obtain a Bachelor of Economics in Istanbul, he moved to Italy and successfully completed a Masters Degree in International Economics and Management in Milan.
He started his painting studies in 1996 with Mehmet Güleryüz (one of Turkeys leading contemporary painters) at his Bilsak Atelier in Istanbul. He moved Sevinc Altan in 2000, who was a former assistant to Mehmet Güleryüz, opening two exhibitions with her atelier.
His works were chosen by the Cagdas Sanat Committee in 2001, for an exhibition with other up and coming artists at the Contemporary Art Center in Istanbul.
In 2003, he participated in the "International Art Action for Peace exhibition, with several leading painters in Turkey and moved to Stuttgart, Germany, where he now lives and works, painting from his own atelier.
Mert Ulcays paintings can be described as being emotional, somewhat introvert and very figurative. Always being interested in different expressions of people and of hidden feelings shown from behind the mask.
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