Iowa born Justin Eccles is a graphic designer and painter. “I have been interested in both topics for all my life.” For the last nine years he lives in Istanbul. Six years ago he fulfilled his dream and opened his own gallery in Istanbul’s artists‘ quarter Kadiköy.
From the US he came to Turkey with a contract for working in a gallery. As a graphic designer he is specialized in creating book covers. Nowadays he is doing his own art work. Beside that he has interns from all over the world who can work with him and experience the art scene. Justin also teaches art.
“Students can use the experience here for their academic credits back home”, he adds. “Also I do rent space to other artists for exhibitions.” But most he loves to do his own art work.