ZOOM! There is vibrancy, strength and velocity deeply embedded in this word. ZOOM represents a change of perspective, sometimes in the form of an excessive focus on flaws sometimes as a breath of fresh air and freedom from the shackles we find ourselves in. With this, we can even find peace and happiness in rough times in our lives. For this series of illustrations I created glimpses into these moments.

Ilke Misirlioglu is an illustrator from Istanbul, Turkey, now based in London, UK, where they study illustration at Middlesex University. Their personal works represent moments of joy found in everyday life, simple and pure in essence where they engage with themes of queerness, searching for belonging and mental & physical illness.

See more of Misirlioglu's work on their Instagram. // SHOP Misirlioglu's VISCERAL8 prints here.