Berke Yazıcıoğlu, who produces in different mediums such as digital drawing, painting, illustration, and design, examines the situation of voyeurism through the images that are observed through new-generation communication tools. He examines the relations of body, desire, order and the possibilities of figure painting through online tabs. He also emphasizes the new generation positions, postures, and movements that online video dating applications create in our perception. He plays with the image quality of digital tools by using pastel colors and brings the history of queer figure painting to the present.
Berke Yazıcıoğlu (b. 1993, İstanbul) received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He currently conducts his work in London with the support of the Alexander McQueen Foundation. Also working in the publishing and fashion industries, Yazıcıoğlu carries out collaborations with clients such as The New Yorker, Wallpaper Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wall Street Journal, Wired UK, Taschen, Selfridges, Hennessy, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chanel. His solo exhibitions include Nighttime, Dirimart Pera, Istanbul (2023); Ritmo Zeytino X Dirimart, Ritmo Zeytino, Bodrum (2021); Kare Art Gallery, Istanbul (2014); Galeri Artist, Istanbul (2012); Galeri Artist, Istanbul (2010), and the group exhibitions he participated include Dirimart Presents IX, The Stay Warehouse, Izmir (2022); All Else is Far, curator Ceren Erdem, Dirimart, Istanbul (2021); The Design Show, Chicago Art Department, Chicago (2015); SAIC BFA Thesis Show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago (2015); ARTbash, SAIC Contemporary Practices Department, Chicago (2012). The artist lives and works in London.