Soltan Soltanli

B. 1976, Kalva, Agsu, Azerbaijan

Live and works in Baku and Agsu, Azerbaijan

Artist Soltan Galib oglu Soltanli is a self-taught artist who trained in philosophy and linguistics at the Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University. Originally, from Kalva in the Agsu region of Azerbaijan and now based in Baku, he developed his artistic practice in secret as a young man in his village. His love of philosophy and art are intertwined in his work, and his aesthetics are a result of his own creative and educational pursuits. Terming his style “Irrealism”, he aims to present universal truths through evocative iconography, landscapes and portraits. His message is one of shared human experience, empathy and optimism. He is also a well-known graphic artist and cartoonist, competing in various international cartoon competitions and exhibitions; during the most recent of contest in 2018, he won the third prize at the 9th International Tourism Cartoon Competition.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

"On the way to the high ideas" "Irshad" hotel.

2018

"Irrealism", Baku

2017

European Federation of Psychology Students Association-EFPSA the private exhibition on 31st Common Europe Congress. Gakh, “El restore” hotel.

2004

Icharishahar, Mugham Theatre

Private exhibitions in Tabriz and Ardabil cities of Iran

2003

Azerbaijan Painters’ Union, the exhibition hall named after V.Samadova

2001

National Library named after M.F.Akhundov

2000

Azerbaijan Painters’ Union, the exhibition hall named after V.Samadova

AWARDS

2019

Malaysia International Cartoon Exhibition. (Certificate of participation)

2018

Peru The International Graphic Humor Contest La Sonrisa Inca, Cusco (Diplom)

Iran The second International Cartoon Festival of Al-Quds Day (Certificate of participation) 

Colombia 4th International Competition of Caricature and Graphic (Diploma of participation) 

Croatia. 4 the International Cartoon Exhibition. (Certificate of participation)

Romania The International Exhibition of Satirical Graphic “BUCOVINA” the 12 th Edition (nominated)

Portugal. VI Bienal De Humor Luiz Doliviera Guimaraes. (Certificado de selecçao)

Greece. International Cartoon Exhibition Ymittos. (Diploma of participation) 

Turkey 9th International Tourism Cartoon Competition (III prize)

Cairo 5th International Cartoon Gathering (Certificate of participation)

Macedonia The 4th International Competition for Caricature "Bride’s veneration" (Certificates for successful work)

2017

Korea The 6th Sejong International Cartoon Contest (Honorable mention)

Turkey “Bir kitap, bin dost” magazine (Certificate of appreciation)

İndonesia Jitet and Friends Exhibition (Certificate of participation)

Spain 6th GIN Graphic Humor Contest (II prize)

Turkey 9th İnternational Eskisehir Cartoon Festival (Certificate of participation)

2016

China 15th FreeCartoonsWeb International Cartoonet Festival (Bronze Prize)

Turkey İnternational Universal Cartoon Masters (Honorary certificate)

İndonesia 2. Secac İnternational Cartoon Exhibition (Certificate of participation)

2015

Korea The 4th Sejong International Cartoon Contest (Honorable mention)

2005

China 3. Leng Mu International Cartoon Competition (Special prize)

2004

China 2. Leng Mu International Cartoon Competition (Excellence prize)

2003

Korea 12 th Daejon International Cartoon Contest (Special prize)

2002

China 1. Leng Mu International Cartoon Competition (Special prize)

2001

Egypt EFPAC – I International Cartoon Competition (III prize)

Turkey I International Fair Play Cartoon Competetion (I prize

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