Cömert Doğru

Cömert Doğru

Cömert Doğru was born in 1977 in Istanbul. He received Graphic Design education at Isparta University. After his graduation, he made illustrations for various ad agencies and publishing houses in Turkey, Germany, and the USA. In 2009, one of his illustrations was published in the book Artists Inspired by Stephen King prepared by the American publishing house Centipede Press.

In his paintings, Cömert Doğru creates his own reality and draws inspiration from art history. His work references surrealism, hyperrealism and pop art. Doğru underlines perfect beauty with beautiful women and colorful and exotic fish in his compositions, while in fact, he is questioning the duality of reality/dream, death/life, moment/space. The female figure is for him a medium in which lies many discoveries. With her fertility, the woman is the perfect metaphor that best represents life/death. For this reason, Cömert Doğru’s women are sometimes depicted in their purest, defenseless state, namely naked. The nudity here identifies with the image of the holy/divine that has always been attributed to women, instead of an appetizing or fascinating approach.