turkish wrestler painting

Wrestler in Hasankeyf

Arturo Laime .  2014

This is a tribute to the Turkish folk. I was inspired by an instant in a video that showed a Turkish wrestler sitting after fighting. I heard on the news the dramatic situation of the ancient town of Hasankeyf. The Government decided to build a Dam and flood all the valley, including the old town. Many residents are forced to evacuate. In the other hand, many environmentalists and activists are refusing to lose this battle, and are taking actions to raise awareness about the importance of preserving their history. This painting shows strength and serenity at the same time. The fighter sits with the town of Hasankeyf as background, recovering his energy for a new battle.


Title: Wrestler in Hasankeyf

Creator: Arturo Laime

Date created: 2014

Location created: Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Place part of: Hasankeyf, Turkey

Physical Dimensions: 65 x 90 cm (25,6 x 35,4 in).

Type: Paintings

Medium: Oil on canvas

Rights: © Arturo Laime Studio

Status: Available on e-shop