Artistic Spectrum of a Tromemoir Sundance Artist – Onur Tukel

We continue to follow ONUR TUKEL, who is not only a Tromemoir artist, but his recent movie SEPTIEN was honored at the Sundance Film Festival and  which opens today
(Wednesday, July 6th) at the IFC Center!  We found tickets here: SEPTIEN IFC

Tukel’s artistic talent spans a very broad spectrum.  On the one hand, he is a talented G-rated illustrator of Children’s books (he has an upcoming book coming out soon) and of course he was the artist behind our fave Monsters and Daughters

But Tukel’s  artwork for SEPTEIN is drastically (and disturbingly!) different.  Check out this short video below about the art, the film and the art show in SOHO in NYC from  July 6-8.   Plus, All 65 paintings that he created for the film are going to be on display at the Pennington Gallery, 355 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013 for 3 short days…July 6-8th.

And, here is a brief  synopsis of the film:

Michael Tully’s SEPTIEN follows Cornelius Rawlings who returns to his
family’s farm eighteen years after disappearing without a trace. While
his parents are long deceased, Cornelius’s brothers continue to live
in isolation on this forgotten piece of land. Ezra is a freak for two
things: cleanliness and Jesus. Amos is a self-taught artist who
fetishizes sports and Satan. Although back home, Cornelius is still
distant. In between challenging strangers to one-on-one games, he
huffs and drinks the days away. The family’s high-school sports demons
show up one day in the guise of a plumber and a pretty girl. Only a
mysterious drifter can redeem their souls on 4th and goal.
Triple-threat actor/writer/director Tully creates a backwoods world
that’s only a few trees away from our own, complete with characters on
the edge of sanity that we can actually relate to. A hero tale gone
wrong, SEPTIEN is funny when it’s inappropriate to laugh, and
realistic when it should be psychotic.

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Tromemoir artist Tukel hit it big at SUNDANCE!

Check it out! The above masterpiece by Onur Tukel is featured in the Sundance hit SEPTIEN, staring Tukel who as you may recall happens to be our fave Tromemoir Artist, and winner of the Tromemoir THREE SIBLING SELECTION for this awesome illustration:

When we checked in recently with Onur, he had some exciting news to share with us.    He is co-starring in the independent feature film SEPTIEN, Which premiered at Sundance in January.

Check out the Sundance website which features SEPTIEN, the 79 minutes, 16mm film written and directed by Michael Tully and story by Michael Tully, Robert Longstreet and Onur Tukel.

Eighteen years after disappearing without a trace, Cornelius Rawlings
(Michael Tully) returns to his family’s farm. While his parents are
long deceased, Cornelius’s brothers continue to live in isolation on
this forgotten piece of land. Ezra (Robert Longstreet) is a freak for
two things: cleanliness and Jesus. Amos (Onur Tukel) is a self-taught
artist who fetishizes sports and Satan. Although back home, Cornelius
is still distant. In between challenging strangers to one-on-one
games, he huffs and drinks the days away. The family’s high-school
sports demons show up one day in the guise of a plumber and a pretty
girl. Only a mysterious drifter can redeem their souls on 4th and
goal.
Triple-threat actor/writer/director (and disturbingly gifted athlete)
Michael Tully creates a backwoods world that’s only a few trees away
from our own, complete with characters on the edge of sanity that we
can actually relate to. A hero tale gone wrong, Septien is funny when
it’s inappropriate to laugh, and realistic when it should be
psychotic. Goooaaaaaaaaal!

Congrats Onur on such a huge success!