Argun Okumuşoğlu was born in Istanbul in 1955. He graduated from the Painting Department at the State Academy of Fine Arts in 1982. He has held many solo exhibitions in Turkey. Okumuşoğlu currently continues his work in Istanbul.
Argun Okumuşoğlu's metaphoric and fantastic paintings contain passionate lyricism as if he is ready to tell a tale. The poetic integration of light and color, line and plane, personality and atmosphere exhibits a vivid expressive attitude. His works, fed by spiritual power and the product of an unlimited dream, originate from Okumuşoğlu's own life experiences. When his own world begins to materialize on the canvas, a balanced composition is formed in which people, animals and objects are designed without any care with the strong colors and sharp lines he uses.