the antisocial socialism

hello! it’s me!

killing the mad

sican kadin


Sotheby’s Contemporary Turkish Art Auction


sin titulo 200X160 cm mixed technique on canvas 2009

Sotheby’s Contemporary Turkish Art Auction
Thursday, 7 April, 10:30 AM




blind <—–> blind


a pocket rocket and architectural deads

architectural deads

a pocket rocket

smoker’s night and kopekistan

smoker’s night




ev hali

adsiz, stop or guerra?


la guerra…

the portrait of the global financial crisis…

the portrait of the global financial crisis…



the traffic if the sickness……..

the traffic if the sickness……. 205X145 cm mixed technique on canvas 2009   private collection

muertos de la arquitectura…

muertos de la arquitectura…

virus up!

virus up   137X207 cm   mixed technique on canvas   private collection

sans titre…

see you in Istanbul!


kriz 149X205 cm mixed technique on canvas 2009  private collection


photo_ Karol Zydor

boooooooooom 225X550 cm mixed technique on canvas 2009

some rococo ideas…

yemek savasi (an idea for a sculpture)…

beyaz kafali zenci…


falling to nowhere…


dev ve ciplak
consulate gate


space rubbish V

space rubbish V 205X170 cm mixed technique on canvas 2009   private collection

21st century dreams


killing the mad
the suicide is mathematics

the men

en cherchant les paradis, galerie celal, 15th october – 14th november 2009


boooooooooooooooooooooom 210X155 cm mixed technique on canvas 2009 private collection

the washington horse

a beautiful bomb 4

a beautiful bomb 4 205X170 cm mixed technique on canvas 2009

deger is a what machine?

deger is a what machine? 205X135 cm mixed technique on canvas 2009  private collection


these days, don’t panic if you see at your home

a suicidial home-cow

an informatic-rat.

park vomits III

park vomits III 130X210 cm mixed technique on canvas 2009  private collection

the bridge..

the visual artbeat magazine… "The Art of Volkan Diyaroglu", Nicholas Forrest

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The Art of


By Nicholas Forrest

When I was asked to write this article about the work of the 27 year old Turkish born, Spain

based artist Volkan Diyaroglu I was excited and honoured because Volkan is one of the most

talented artists I have ever come across. An artist whose use of colour and form suggests a

heightened visual-spatial intelligence and an extra-sensory perception of the visual language.

However, no matter what I write I cannot do his work justice because it is not the sort of work

that should be written about, it is the sort of work that should be experienced. Neither can I

really explain his work as it is the result of a process that even the artist himself cannot

explain – a process where Volkan surrenders himself to his work and allows intuition to guide

his every move. It is a very personal and intimate process which is driven by the subconscious

mind and is more about the artists own journey than anything else.

Just like with a piece of music, Volkan’s paintings take you on a journey that can evoke

emotional and psychological reactions even though you have no idea why or for what purpose

those reactions are being evoked. In order to appreciate or enjoy a piece of music one does

not have to know who the composer was, what the music is about or, for that matter, anything

about the piece of music what so ever. If you or I were to hear a piece of music that we had

never heard before and knew nothing about, we would still be able to experience and

appreciate that piece of music on a purely sensory level. In much the same way, Volkan’s work

is to be experienced on a purely sensory level.

It is normal for the viewer of a work of art to search for an ultimate truth or an obvious

meaning in an image as that is what our minds are trained to do, but as an abstract

artist in the purest sense, Volkan produces paintings that defy logic and reject reality.

There is nothing wrong with looking for an answer or a meaning in Volkan’s paintings

as long as you do not expect to find what you are looking for because, with his work,

there is no ultimate truth, and no beginning or end. The characteristic array of shapes

and colours that form the basis of Volkan’s paintings are the culmination of a series of

thoughts, feelings and movements. Each individual form represents a moment of

meditation which is the product of what has been, and an influence on what is to come.

Each painting represents a period of time during which Volkan surrenders himself to

the moment and immerses himself in his own thoughts and feelings. During that

time, the artist exhibits what I can only describe as an amazing ability to translate

his thoughts and feelings into colours and forms. It is these colours and forms that

engage the sub-conscious of the viewer and make his work so engaging.

Just like his latest body of work which includes works with titles such as

‘Catastrophe’, ‘A Beautiful Bomb’ and ‘Hortum’ (Turkish for Tornado), Volkan’s

paintings are spontaneous and chaotic events that have a momentary effect on the

participant’s perception of time and space. At first the viewer may be overwhelmed by

the chaos and energy, but the hypnotic qualities of Volkan’s paintings encourage the

viewer to surrender themselves to the experience and go beyond the purely visual.

An endless number of possibilities are available to the viewer, with each movement

of the eye revealing yet another path to follow and another experience to be had.

You might even come across one of the faces or familiar forms that are sometimes

hidden in his works. These familiar elements evoke a momentary sense of

disorientation and uncertainty during which the viewer is suspended between two

alternate realities. As to which reality is the true reality, well, that is up to you.

I think that the final word should come from the artist himself so here is a quote by

Volkan taken from a recent interview: “When we look at something, depending on

our point of view, we may find something beyond what’s represented, or not. That’s

something about ourselves, not something in the work, or in the objects or things that

we believe exist. What I know is I don’t lie when working on a canvas, and this attitude

doesn’t permit me to understand my paintings, what more can I say, my painting

represents all that has happened, all that will happen, all that can or could happen in

the moment that it is created and in the space that it is created”


**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney,

Australia. He is the founder of, writes the

art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and

contributes to many other publications.

escaping from the death…

escaping from the death 155X205 cm mixed technique on canvas 2009 private collection

"En cherchant les paradis" ( Seeking the paradises), Solo Exhibition, 15th October-14th November 2009, Galerie Celal, Paris

…… (terrible dreams) 2

park vomits

park vomits 210X140 cm mixed technique on canvas 2009

a beautiful bomb III

a beautiful bomb III 208X180 cm mixed technique on canvas 2009 private collection

basura espacial II

basura espacial II 152X200 cm mixed technique on canvas 2009

just another nightmare…

vomit ship…
mouth to mouth…

the room II


space rubbish…

25th July-27th September, Bienal de Cerveira, Portugal

25th July-27th September, Bienal de Cerveira, Portugal

space rubbish 150X700 cm mixed technique on canvas 2009

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el asesinato

…… (terrible dreams)


sin titulo 210X180 cm mixed technique on canvas 2009

panikatak II

panikatak II 200X240 cm mixed technique on canvas 2009

the fight

the fight 37X57 cm collage on paper 2009


hortum 152X238 cm mixed technique on canvas 2009 private collection

sometimes it’s difficult to dream…

Volkan Diyaroglu will be in XV BIENAL DE CERVEIRA_Portugal


falling… 140X225 cm mixed technique on canvas 2009 

balik agac

balik agac     27X37 cm      collage on paper       2009

Horaley Exhibition, Mtaär-Arkaoda, 12 June- 12 July 2009, Istanbul, Turkey

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pre……      150X170 cm      mixed technique on canvas       2009   private collection

tendencias fashion mag _ june 2009 _ nº 143


vietnam series II…

vietnam…      37X54 cm      collage and pen on paper      2009

the room…



group exhibition “caos vs ordine”, ar / contemporary gallery.
Beth Brideau, Volkan Diyaroglu, Zipora Fried, Federico Herrero, Robert Kelly, Boo Ritson, Danny Rolph, AA Rucci, Spencer Young

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"in search of lost reality: nevgeneration"


a heart broken robot (before the depression) 160X240 cm mixed technique on canvas 2009 private collection

Group Exhibition:
in search of lost reality: nevgeneration
15.05.2009 – 15.08.2009
Galeri Nev, Ankara, Turkey
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my sweet panic attacks…