The artist was born in 1959, Istanbul. After he completed his economy education, he made researches on art and philosophy at different universities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Beginning from his grown up ages, he has been interested in history of art, philosophy, and social sciences. As a result, he published several articles about art and aesthetics.
The artist established and directed an art gallery in 1993. In addition to his paintings, he is closely interested in different branches of traditional arts such as marbling (ebru) and calligraphy. In the years between 1996-1997, he prepared and presented a TV program which was a live broadcast weekly in order to endear traditional and modern arts to society. He owns a special multimedia and graphic design company. His unique works of art are now existing in worldwide private individual and institutional collections. The artist has worked as an art director and as an advisor in many goverment releated and private companies.
Peyami Gurel is an artist who made technical researches in traditional arts and added new expansions on them with modern attitude; (marbling, calligraphy and miniature)He continues to paint in his workshop in Istanbul and educate his students by giving a special importance in the field of traditional arts while spreading his other hand to future and modernism. Throughout his career, making rare personal exhibitions is a principle he kept, likely he attended few mixed exhibitions. His art expression is related to ontological and existentialist dimensions . His main problematic is existance and his attributions are for the pure sole. (well beloved) The artist is deeply affected by hermetic teaching and mysticism . He continues to paint with a modern attitude.
The personal exhibitions of artist;
1994 Prizren, Yugoslavia
1996 Taksim Art Gallery, Istanbul
1997 Fine Arts Gallery, Bursa
2000 Cemal Resit Rey Exhibition Center, Istanbul
2003 GaleriArtist, Istanbul
2008 Cemal Resit Rey Exhibition Center, Istanbul
2009 Florence International Biennale
2010 Macka Modern, Istanbul
2013 Turkish Center Exhibition Hall, New York