Cihangir, Yalcin

Yalcin Cihangir was born 1968, Büyükcamili, Turkey. After having been employed as a blacksmith he became an international truck driver and in the mid nineties he decided to settle down in Amsterdam and found work as a dish washer. In love with the national bicycle culture he felt inspired to design a family transport bike that became a great success. But the thriving business eventually went bankrupt and he was forced to return to dish washing, still practically illiterate in the Dutch language. In 2018 he started drawing out of “boredom and anger” expressing his beliefs in spirits and an animated world. This explains the visionary character of much of his work.

Yalcin Cihangir
1968 Büyükcamili, Turkey -