Melikshah Soyturk – topographic painter
Melikshah Soyturk is a contemporary Turkish topographic painter. Despite his young age, he has already opened eleven exhibitions in different countries such as Turkey, USA, Kyrgyzstan and Germany. Among his contemporaries, he attracts audiences with the personality and naturalness of his paintings, using only black pencil. According to him, art should help people get closer to God, and paintings should encourage society to live in kindness and faith. Soyturk creates works that are not only aesthetically valuable, but also can be used as a successful source for exploring the history of Turkey and Istanbul.
He was born on 18 November 1984 in Kastamonu. In his early childhood, he began to show a talent for drawing. Shortly before leaving school, Soyturk came up with the idea to represent Turkey and its history. He was 16 years old when his first exhibition in Kastamonu was opened. Later, the painter entered the Kocaeli University, where he received a specialization as a teacher of natural sciences.
Despite the fact that he was a brilliant student and had many job offers, Soyturk decided to listen to the heart and so he continued to improve his drawing skills.