Erkut Terliksiz

Erkut Terliksiz

Man at the Window 1 2022 Erkut Terliksiz


Erkut Terliksiz (b. 1978, Turkey) is a contemporary artist based in Istanbul. Known for his use of bright colors and cartoon-like style, inspired by renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Philip Guston, and George Condo he explores the concept of human vulnerability, the transience of time, and the significance of seizing the moment.


To provoke conversations on the human experience, he combines physical anatomy and psychology in his art, creating unconventional amalgamations. Despite the somber subject matter, Terliksiz’s playful use of paint breathes life into his work. Terliksiz’s art draws heavily on Picasso’s Cubist style, where he distorts his subjects using his unique visual language. He emphasizes facial features such as bulging eyes, ears, and noses, creating dynamic and dramatic compositions that are characterized by sharp color contrasts and rounded contours.

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