Onur Dinc (1979) has established reputation in photorealistic contemporary art. His paintings are not only to be found on canvas, but also increasingly in public space, on walls around the globe.
Combining realistic painting with surreal elements, he creates surprising and often critical representations of his own condition as an artist and of his surroundings.
He mostly paints using acrylic rollers and with the help of brushes. An experimental use of UV-light sensitive paints or solvents has produced astonishing effects in his large-scale works. Onur employs an impressive play of color nuances. Pictures are painted in delineated spaces in a single color, while managing to retain a photorealistic character. Through the use of both matte and gloss mixes of the same tones, an image is created that only emerges in its full detailed splendor when hit by light in a certain way, flashing up as the viewer walks past, and revealing a mysterious outline when viewed from a distance.
In 2013 he created together with the Swiss artist Wes21 a big work at the 5 Pointz Building in New York City, which gave them a huge publicity. Until now he participated in several festivals and projects in Germany, Portugal, USA, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria and Hungary.
Onur is a Swiss citizen with turkish roots and grew up in Zuchwil in Switzerland’s Solothurn canton. After leaving school he completed training as a painter, followed by an apprenticeship as a theater painter in Solothurn. Onur then trained as a graphic artist at an advertising agency in Basel, going on to work in the profession for a year in Bern. In 2007 and 2008, he returned to the theatre, this time in Lucerne. Since 2008 he has worked as an independent painter.