Komet's real name is Gürkan Coşkun. He was born in Çorum in 1941. Between 1960-67 he studied under Zeki Faik İzer and Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu at Istanbul Academy of Fine Arts. In 1971 he won a state scholarship to study abroad and studied at Vincennas University in Paris. He held his first solo exhibition in Rouen in 1974 and his work was accepted at the Salon de Mai. Komet continues to work in both Paris and Istanbul.