This Turkish, Istanbul-based illustrator Aykut Aydoğdu has developed a unique style creating surreal, enigmatic illustrations that reflect the most intense and incomprehensible feelings that haunt the hearts of those who suffer or have already suffered for love.

Looking incredibly real, his illustrations are full of symbolism that brings out heavy and almost morbid look on how painful it can be to love someone. The most common objects in his artworks are female figures that are interacting with different elements of nature.

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Dustdashlin Mickage 11 months ago

ignoring reality but no matter how hard you try its still on your mind

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Steve Bowman 11 months ago

Looks like an ad for "The Bachelor".

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Alicia Reese 11 months ago

Brings new meaning to airhead.

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Gina Bean 11 months ago

Wolf in sheep's clothing...

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Gina Bean 11 months ago

This reminds me of domestic abuse. He brings her flowers after beating her so now flowers are associated with punches.

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Dustdashlin Mickage 11 months ago

beauty breakthrew

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ALIYAH ALLEN 11 months ago

this is savage an barbaric at the same time

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ALIYAH ALLEN 11 months ago

this one is by far my favorite

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Coconut 11 months ago

This really makes you think about how men treat us women.

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Martin 11 months ago

Exactly how being bi-polar is like

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Pamula Furness 11 months ago

Somebody has been looking at, and copying, a lot of Salvador Dali's ideas

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Szama Bensmail 11 months ago

Children of war?

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Allayna 11 months ago

Stunning

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Lou Wow 11 months ago

This is basically what flowers are I guess.

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Bella C. 11 months ago

Hedwig and Harry!

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Joe Tilden 11 months ago

In space, out of space. Inside your home, outside your home.

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Mina VonBank 11 months ago

I open my mouth and sound comes out.

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Just Curious 11 months ago

What's with this dude and hyperrealistic tongues?

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Devin Robinson 11 months ago

Idk why but this really disturbs me..

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Kat Blak 11 months ago

Looks very Dali-esque

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Lou Wow 11 months ago

Why do birds suddenly appear, every time you are near? 🎶

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Dustdashlin Mickage 11 months ago

seeing is believing

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Smoofy 11 months ago

That bird's about to rip her friggin heart out

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Dustdashlin Mickage 11 months ago

being unappreciated

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KP Callahan 11 months ago

When I awoke, I was alone - the bird had flown... an olive branch is scant protection when you are most vulnerable.

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Debra Puso 11 months ago

His ex was a space head?

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Scott Mantooth 11 months ago

in the hall of lost dreams

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Martin 11 months ago

Stream of Consciousness

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Smoofy 11 months ago

Theres a glitch in the Matrix

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Martin 11 months ago

Reminds me of peoples need for affirmation on the internet thru Facebook and such....

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Sarah Blanche Brinsfield 11 months ago

Favorite

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Dustdashlin Mickage 11 months ago

a ghost of yourself

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Natalie Binebrink-Davis 11 months ago

A lot of snow white.

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Luca Gotta 11 months ago

Disney's Fight Club - a new Disney movie to enjoy with your children

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Natalie Binebrink-Davis 11 months ago

This is beautiful

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Just Curious 11 months ago

I call this one "Owl Snatches Dirty Tear from Puffy Eyes".

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Alicia Reese 11 months ago

Eye on the sparrow

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Just Curious 11 months ago

Damnit.. it's like "fair point"-ception...

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Just Curious 11 months ago

This painting addresses one of the important social issues of our time: a low bathtub to waif-like girl ratio.

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Daggeira O'Cinnéide 11 months ago

What-no comment about this one? It's clearly a girl with the other woman in the back of her mind.

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KP Callahan 11 months ago

You may breach the front door, my friend, but you'll never know what's hidden in the attic

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Martin 11 months ago

Unfulfilled Love...

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CelSlade 11 months ago

I'm kinda losing my will to live with all the over-simplistic interpretations. Let's try something deeper, shall we? Snow white represents virginal innocence. The apple represents the temptation of carnal knowledge. To my mind, this image is about forced sex. I'd love to know what the artist really intended though.

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alwright 11 months ago

this one is really cool

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Scott Mantooth 11 months ago

behind every smile is another row of sharp pointy teeth

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LRo 11 months ago

Reminds me of pulling back to reveal the original wallpaper...

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Alicia Reese 11 months ago

Everything's coming out roses

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Debra Puso 11 months ago

Through her wounds she realizes much and a new life emerges

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Martin 11 months ago

Emo...

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Dutch Sinco 9 months ago

Taguro

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Steve Bowman 11 months ago

One more Snow White pic and I'll never eat apples again!

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Mick Fowler 11 months ago

Wing it.

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KP Callahan 11 months ago

The Bluebird of Happiness is a lie sent by one who wants her dead