CONVENTIONAL

Yin-Yang-Jung (1977)

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Sometimes truth can be found in the gray area. Painted with acrylic in 1977 in conjunction with my PhD. thesis in biochemistry at UCLA: A stylized pictorial-depiction of my novel scientific proposal at the time for the functioning of ATP Synthase, as an alternating/rotating 3-catalytic site enzyme.
Since then, my proposed model for ATP Synthase has been proven to be correct, earning my PhD.supervisor and mentor Prof. Paul Boyer the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1997. I consider the invitation I received from Prof. Lars Ernster on behalf of the Nobel Committee to participate in the Nobel Ceremonies in Stockholm the highlight of my scientific career.
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Paul Boyer and Celik Kayalar (in Stockholm, at the Nobel Prize Ceremonies for Prof. Boyer in Dec. 1997)

Life of a Cell (1978)
Ink on paper

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Drawn as a gift for a close friend, FLORA KATZ, for her PhD. thesis in Cell-Biology at MIT, during Celik’s tenure as a Research Associate in Prof.Salvador Luria’s laboratory, also at MIT (1977 – 81) Flora’s PhD. supervisor was the distinguished scientist Harvey Lodish, PhD. Salvador Luria, MD. was a Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine (1969). Flora is currently the director of Fogarty’s Division of International Training and Research at NIH. Previously, she was a faculty at the University of Texas and Texas A&M University.

The Pipe (1980)

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Pipe or smoke, which comes first? In a virtuous cycle, good creates more good. In a vicious cycle, evil creates more evil. The choice is obvious.

What’s My Next Move? (1983)

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Down to a single pawn, and still thinking.

“MISOGYNY 101” (1982)
Mixed-Media on canvas

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Live By The Sword, Die By The Sword (1985)

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The warrior-artist being killed by his own creation.

FREEDOM
Free at last? Not quite yet (1985)

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Cupid (1987)

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GODDESS (1982)
From the “MISOGYNY 101” Series

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NOT FOR SALE (1982)
From the “MISOGYNY 101” Series

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Omega Point (1992)

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Humans striving to reach the Omega Point (The Ultimate-Knowledge). God is watching and laughing.

Recycling (1996)

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Her Soul Flew Away (2001)

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At the death-bed of a dear friend, as she peacefully transitioned…

PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE (2002)

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ETERNITY (2002)

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RESURRECTION (2003)

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STEPPING OUT (2006)

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Rembrandt’s DNA (2016)

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SELF-RELIANCE (2018)

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MUSIC LOVERS (1, 2, 3)
Acrylic on canvas, 36×24″ (2020)


CUPID . COVID (2020)

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FOXHOLE (2020)
Pencil on paper

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‘THERE ARE NO ATHEISTS IN FOXHOLES’
~Proverb
 
‘No foxes either, If I might add”
~Celik

HELLCOME to HOLLYWOOD (2008-2020)

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Self-indulgence of the “beautiful” show-biz people, while the world around them burns.


MUSCLE MAN (2020)
Photo Collage on Canvas

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The Temptation of Saint Anthony, in 2020
Photo-Collage and acrylic on paper (Sept, 2020)

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TOXIC MASCULINITY (2020)
A Muscular-Manifestation
Photo Collage on Canvas

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FIX (2020)
Acrylic on Canvas

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HE IS BACK (2021)

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PASSING the TORCH (2021)
…to Russell to Chomsky to…
Mixed-Media on canvas (36 x 12″)

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*The original painting is in the private collection of Prof. Noam Chomsky.

DÜRER’s Way out of ESCHER’s Cycle (2021)
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After EDOVARD MANET’s OLYMPIA (1863)
Oil on Wood (1965)


After REMBRANDT van RIJN’s
THE LAUGHING MAN (1629)
Oil on Wood (1966)


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A homage to James Joyce, the great Irish writer and poet.
Pencil on Paper (2021)

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GRAVITAS (2021)

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GRIEF and HOPE (Aug 2021)
Photo-Collage and Acrylic on Canvas (48×36”)

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In Solidarity with the grieving Afghan People, after the takeover by Taliban.

Auctioned to the highest-bidder Mr. Suliman Nuranshah. He now owns the original artwork.
I donated all of the money he bid to this Charity Organization, in his name:
Afghanistan | International Rescue Committee (IRC)
https://www.rescue.org/country/afghanistan


MOTHER and CHILD (2021)
Acrylic on Canvas (20×10″)

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USAND (2021)
Building sandcastles.
Then what?

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IMAGINE
Mixed-Media on Wood (14×11″)

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NOTHING TO HIDE (2022)
Mixed-Media on Wood


CAVE ART by Biden and Putin (Jan. 2020)
Acrylic on Wood

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After the Nuclear War,
Once everything is destroyed,
Human beings start all over again.


VITRUVIAN (2022)
Mixed-Media on paper

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Vitruvian Man
by Leonardo da Vinci
Ink on paper
(1490)

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