Ozlem Yikici is a British-Turkish female artist, based in London UK, on a mission to create curious – boundary challenging artwork to highlight and encourage you to ‘Be YOU, in a world where we’re expected to ‘fit-in’.
A word from the artist: Welcome to YIKICI. I’m Ozlem, artist & poet, at heart. A creative soul. It gives me much joy to create artwork for you and your loved ones to enjoy. I hope these creations will bring a smile to your face and open up curious thought and possibilities to escape into another world when you need a moment to pause and take a breath.
Ozlem Yikici is a multidisciplinary artist, predominantly working with oil paints and watercolour. She explores the relationship of abstract forms within a landscape setting. Experimenting with the Surrealists technique of automatic drawing to elicit a responsive way of creating and viewing. Her fascination in working this way started when studying at university. She took the humble doodle, a 1 x 1 inch sketch, and elevated it into a big Lifesize sculptural painting, see: A Doodle. From which point she started to superimpose doodles onto landscape imagery to juxtapose meaning of what was being viewed. The Earthquake Series is an example of this way of working, where the doodles are a metaphor for the earthquake; a debris, disrupting the visuals of a beautiful landscape setting.
Over the years her curiosity in translating the immediacy of the erratic doodle pen-work into oil-paintings became her focus. Creating form, redirecting the energy of the doodles to convey expression and emotion. This, developed over time, as she started to work with watercolour paints. The fluidity of the paint and brushstrokes captured the essence of immediacy within the pen-work she was seeking. Combining colour and automatism, she explores abstraction within landscape settings. This curiosity of capturing the essence of doodling using automatism brought an understanding of intuitive artwork. The ability to turn energies into paintings. Aura portraits. By capturing the essence of auras she has been able to create a different kind of portrait, inner world portraits. This discovery has led her to think about parameters and the boundaries put on us in society. How ‘boxed-in’ we are, that certain rules, regulations, and procedures need to be followed. […]
All available artwork can be found in my website shop
Below is a selection of my various works, from PenWork to Oil Paintings and gift ideas. To view all the artwork in the range, search the relevant type of artwork via the shop menu or click on the images below.
Watercolour & Gouache Paintings
Spread the cost
If you’d like to spread the cost, instalment plans are available through PayPal (details can be found at the checkout), alternatively you can contact me and we can discuss other instalment options for you.
Open Edition & Limited Edition Giclée Prints
Coming soon. Join the waiting list for when the limited edition prints are announced.
Contact me for print sizes not available in store, we can discuss the options available and place a special order for you.
Quality and attention to detail is important to me. Your experience, from visiting the website, through to making a purchase – right to the delivery of the artwork, is something I will always take great care in handling. Please do not hesitate in contacting me if there is anything I can assist with. Thank you for being here. It’s a pleasure to welcome you to YIKICI. 🙂
Gifts for quirky & curious souls
Commission A Unique Aura Portrait: Inner World Portraits
A different kind of portrait, just for you! Using my intuition as a guide, I create energetic portraits, your inner world – through interpreting your aura with watercolours. This makes a perfect gift for a loved one or treat for you. 🙂
Images of artworks are examples of Inner World Portraits painted. Read the testimonials here. Yours will be unique to you.
What size will work?
Curious to see how the artwork will look on your wall? I can help you with that!
Limited Edition Prints
I will be releasing limited edition prints soon. Contact me if you would like to join the waiting list for when I announce their availability.
Love Yikici’s style? Commission your very own painting, inspired by your imagination and memories. Realised by Yikici’s unique interpretation.
Can I help with your quandary?
If yes, please do not hesitate in contacting me with any questions you have.