Istanbul, the city of beauty, history, mystery and wonder! The city is the hub of Turkey’s cultural and business activity. Istanbul is literally the connection between Asia and Europe, the gateway between two continents, the meeting point of the East and the West.
This is the city where Arto grew up, went to school and was introduced to art.
For many this awesome city is impossible to forget no matter how long they have lived away from it. Its skyline on seven hills, the Bosphorus, the famous inlet of Halic -where ferries are masterfully manoeuvred by their captains through the maze of small row boats- are permanently etched in ones memory.
It is these memories that continue to inspire Arto to paint images of the city of his youth. Here they are being presented as MEMORIES OF ISTANBUL