Based in Solothurn and Berlin, though with Turkish roots, the artist is part of the photorealist scene. 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 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 the 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 and muralist.