I began to study chemistry engineering in Ankara, which I did not like. After studying for 2 years, I moved to Istanbul where I started Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts. During my university life, I worked in commercial agents and painting houses. In 1985, after graduating 1 year later than expected, I continued being graphic artist. I started to draw photorealistic illustrations with Airbrush.
✿ Mahir ATES ✿ by Catherine La Rose
Mahir Ates is a turkish painter that touches the surreal, but that imprints a high degree of realism to his works. It´s hard to believe that he studied chemistry engeneering before dedicating his life to painting.