Born in Ankara, Bülent Gültek completed his education period in Istanbul and Izmir. Taking undergraduate education in the plastic arts field, which he is interested in since his early ages, he has started producing in painting, sculpture and illustration fields. Later, focusing on his illustration works, he proceeds his works in this area in different technique and platforms. Besides, he develops his toy design and products in his studio.
Taking its basis from cartoon world and popular culture items, surrealistic forms and storylines stand out. Fluid textures, objects moving independently of gravity, emphasize deformation and change by breaking static effects.
He has been working for national and international exhibitions and fairs and producing illustrations for this area, as well as domestic and foreign brands and magazines.
Bülent, currently lives in Istanbul and is a member of Krüw artist collective which is known for its recent thematic exhibitions.
Coca-Cola / Unilever / Mc Donalds / Vodafone / Mercedes-Benz / Turkish Airlines / Converse / Haribo /
Beko / Garanti Bankasi / Isbank / Akbank / Ülker / Teknosa / Yatas / Koctas / Pinar / Cinecity Cinemas / Toyota
Editorial: Effe / Bant Bag / Pluton Magazine / Pan Magazine / Tuhaf Magazine
Portfolio: Bak Magazine / Digital Arts / Trendsetter Istanbul /
25th Crystal Apple Festival of Creativity: McDonald's / Heads Project - Agency: Leo Burnett
-Grand Prix Crystal Award / Press / McDonald's
-Gold Cyrstal Apple / Press / Retail Category - McDonald's
-Gold Cyrstal Apple / Press / Promotion Category - McDonald's
1995 "Graphic Design" Student Group Exhibition - Isbank Art Gallery - Izmir
1998 "Turgut Pura Foundation - Painting Group Exhibition" - Museum of Painting and Sculpture - Izmir
1999 "Umur Turker Studio's Group Exhibition" - Turkish American Foundation Art Gallery - Izmir
2003 "im" Solo Painting Exhibition" - Iletisim Art Gallery - Izmir
2010 "Six Possibility - Group Exhibition" - Artist 2010 / 20. International Istanbul Art Fair - Tuyap - Istanbul
2010 "Third Croatian Biennial of Illustration" - Kolvicevi Dvori Gallery - Zagreb
2015 "Sözler: Baris Manço" Group Exhibition - Galatasaray Museum - Istanbul
2015 "Istanbul Coffee Festival" with Milk Gallery Group Exhibition - Haydarpasa Train Station - Istanbul
2016 "Super Fantastik" Group Exhibition - Tight Aggressive - Istanbul
2016 "Villainz by Krüw" Group Exhibition - Kolektif House - Istanbul
2016 "Canavarz by Krüw" Group Exhibition - Kargart - Istanbul
2016 "Krüw 35 Plaka" Group Exhibition - Originn - Izmir
2016 "The Seattle Istanbul Poster Show" Group Exhibition - Marmara University Republic Museum - Istanbul
2017 "VS by Krüw" Group Exhibition - BantMag Havuz - Istanbul
2017 "Ikonz by Krüw" Group Exhibition - Mamut Art Project - Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park - Istanbul
2017 "Flagz by Krüw" Group Exhibition - Kolektif House - Istanbul
2018 "The Seattle Istanbul Poster Show" Group Exhibition - Visual Art Center at Boise State University - Idaho