Erkut Terliksiz

Erkut Terliksiz was born in Adana in 1978 and lives and works in Istanbul. He completed his undergraduate education at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Department in 2002. Since 2007, he has participated in group exhibitions held in Australia, England, Spain, Germany, China and Iran, as well as solo exhibitions in Turkey, the Netherlands and Italy. Along with the international fairs he attended, his works were included in private and corporate collections in different cities of the world.

While the fantastic worlds and new species that Erkut Terliksiz has created without limiting his imagination, his impressive colours and deconstructed forms attract the audience to an entertaining world, these figures, which are both simultaneously very familiar and strange, present a belonging to a disturbing and uncanny world behind their naive appearances. While establishing fantastic universes during the liquid, changeable, surreal creation process that is open to improvisation, he prefers to be on the libertarian, dynamic and playful side of the utopia instead of being on the stable and rule-making side, and this attitude is his way of displaying the subtleties of his authentic plastic language.