Illustrations by Tolga Tarhan
This collection of images cover my personal works as well as some editorial pieces. I like to combine the landscape with geometric objects, dividing the perspective using blocks of colors and messing with the perception of space. Cutting the edge of one composition and overlapping with another, combining almost two separate artworks, mixing them in one composition is something I like to experience.
My characters are mostly in the foreground in compositions. These figures are mostly still, frozen figures, creating the general feeling of the artwork.Alongside of illustration and painting, he is working on animation short films, music videos and event videos. He has created Le Guess Who?’s graphic stories in 2016, directed music videos for local artists and still working on his 3rd short animation film.
About the Artist
Tolga Tarhan is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Istanbul. He started his art education at Marmara Academy of Fine Arts in Ceramics and Glass Design and after two years, he carried out his study in Painting Department of Mimar Sinan Academy of Fine Arts. In 2014, he studied classical painting in Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia for a year, where he learned and practiced various painting and printing techniques.
Spent a lot of time around oil & acrylic on canvas paintings, he moved to the digital area. He has been attending many exhibitions, festivals and still holding artist workshops in Istanbul. He has been working in collaboration with various brands and magazines in Turkey, Netherlands, Italy, Germany and UK through many years as a concept designer and illustrator.