Mustafa Özel was born in 1961. Graduated from Marmara University, Fine Arts Department in 1984 in Istanbul.
He opened his own atelier in the same year. Between 2001-2004 he worked with Galerie Bernard Desroches in
Ozel’s works are among the most significant collections in Turkey and he has sold many works to abroad. He has participated many national and international group exhibitions including Sotheby's Contemporary Art Turkish.
He reflects feelings like pain, joy, resistance, happiness through painting of human bodies and portraits. Instead of instant statements, one can see continuity and life experience in his portraits.
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