Master cartoonist and painter Haslet Soyöz once again sheds light on maritime history with her new exhibition "The Blue Where the Land Ends". The exhibition opened to visitors at the Rahmi M. Koç Museum includes oil paintings of 26 sea vessels masterfully painted by Soyöz, from the Black Sea, the world's first public relations ferry, to Gülcemal, the first ferry to the USA with the Turkish Flag.

Rahmi M. Koç Museum, Turkey's first and only industrial museum, hosts the new exhibition titled "The Blue Where the Black Ends" by master cartoonist and painter Haslet Soyöz, who has nearly half a century in her artistic career. In the exhibition opened to visitors on October 26; There are 26 oil paintings in which Soyöz skillfully reflects the subtleties of painting on canvas, from cruise ships to traditional fishing boats, from modern transatlantics to cargo ships.
Soyöz sheds light on maritime history by bringing together ships that served in Turkish territorial waters after being built in major European shipyards such as England, Netherlands, France, Germany and Norway. The exhibition also includes an oil painting of the operating Liman 2 tugboat, which can be seen in the Rahmi M. Koç Museum.
Black Sea, Yalova, Gemlik, Gülcemal…

Regarding the exhibition, which includes the sea vessels he painted between 2020 and 2022, Soyöz said, “In addition to my identity as a cartoonist, I have been painting for about 25 years. I like to depict the sea mostly in my paintings because I have been very interested in the sea since my childhood. 20 years have passed since my first exhibition at the Rahmi M. Koç Museum. For my sixth exhibition titled 'The Blue Where the Land Ends', which met with the museum's valued visitors, I went through a months-long research process, as in my previous exhibitions. "I invite all art lovers to discover blue where land ends," he said.