He was born in Hanau in 1976 as the child of Turkish migrants. In 1995 he graduated from high school and performed civilian service for the Protestant Marienkirche parish in Hanau. Afterwards, the magnetism of Berlin lured the versatile artist to the capital.
There he develops one of his talents in an acting school. As one of the first young actors with a migration background he is able to successfully participate in about more than 40 different film and TV formats during 15 years, under his pseudonym Fatih Alas.
In addition to his theatrical education he graduated cum laude from the renowned Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) in social and business communication in 2009.
From 2011 onwards he passionately devotes himself as founder and CEO of his self-created lifestyle label URBERLIN, which becomes one of the first labels on the German market to serve as a trailblazer, forum and source of inspiration for urban art in and from Berlin.
The highlights of the URBERLIN brand in 2013 consisted in winning the BENCH SELFMADE COMPETITION and a cooperation with Coca-Cola. Recognition by international stars such as Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake and Hugo Almeida help the label to bring urban art from Berlin to the world on T-shirts.
Despite the success of URBERLIN, after two years, he is drawn back to what he always loved: art!
Fatih is the first artist to create artworks "from a stroke" and paved the way for them to enter the mainstream as exceptional art.
He produced a clip about his drawing art in 2015. In front of the webcam, a real work of art is created on a piece of paper. On his chest in just four minutes. This moment becomes the initial spark of his path as an artist.
Fatih brings a drawing to life with just one stroke. The picture grows impressively in the video without him having a direct view onto the paper. It comes into being virtually "overhead".
Since then, he has successfully worked in all variations of his art and has a large fan community behind him. Today, his art can be found on walls all over the world.
Many structures, behaviours and patterns in his environment seemed strange to him.
Early on, he discovers how to deal with this burdening feeling through pen and paper; in it, he finds reconciliatory access to himself and a key to his fellow human beings.
Art and his intuitive sense of his own talent give him the perfect basis for human interactions.
From this moment of awakening, years of deep self-taught exploration of shapes, colours and lines would follow.
The positive feedback from teachers, friends, acquaintances and relatives drive him to improve and refine his skills.
All this shaped him into the artist he is today:
versatile, creative and, above all, with a purposeful line of his own.
Fatih's gaze is like a lasso that captures the invisible in the souls of his subjects. His line is the artistic snip line that gives the drawing its measure. What is captured by the gaze settles on the paper. What has been discovered inside is magically connected to what becomes visible as an expression of the facets of the soul.
His art communicates, touches and provokes because it strikes directly into the heart and mind through the viewer's eyes. Just like the artist himself!