Few water colors, several sketches on paper, lithographic prints, etchings are the lighter works of this very important transitional period from the Paris years to the California years. 

Small and medium size oil canvases, are followed by the legendary “Prostitute’s Room” or “La Toilette” or “The Ghost”, all oil on plywood 120x240 cm. Colages on cardboards, surrealistic images of a whirling İstanbul “İstanbul Before the Storm”. Women, portraits, landscapes are the recurrent themes Broken mirrors used with the plywood mark a very interesting paralel with Julian Schnabel’s broken plates about which the artist knows nothing at the time. These are the starting years of “Neo-Expressionism” . In 1982 Baykam’s paint gets even looser. Little by little, graffiti and spray paint is added, oil paint fades away and acrylic takes the lead. The artist needs to work faster! Spray paint also makes is entry. These are the years of the full birth of the mature “Baykam Style” as we know it today.

Orgasmic Drawing
Pencil on paper,
32x43 cm, 1980

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The Road to San Francisco
Watercolor on paper
76x57 cm, 1980

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Cricket
Watercolor on paper
63x50 cm, 1980

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After Love
Oil on Canvas
92x122 cm, 1981

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Man Crusing Fate
Oil on Canvas
122x92 cm, 1981

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The Shadow Of My Wife
Mixed Media on Paper
46x61 cm, 1981

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Mood
Oil On Canvas
120x90 cm, 1981

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Desire
Oil on Canvas
90x90 cm, 1981

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Broken Heart
Oil on Canvas
91x76 cm, 1981

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Black on Red
Acrylic on Canvas
122x153 cm, 1981

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The Prostitute’s Room
Oil and Mirror on Plywood
120x240 cm, 1981

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Champagne on Dirty Beach
Collage on Cardboard
81x102 cm, 1981

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The Hole
Mixed Media on Paper
105x180 cm, 1982

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Synthesis
Mixed Media on Paper
76x101 cm, 1982

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His World Was a Mess
Mixed Media on Paper
101x76 cm, 1982

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Chased By Red
Mixed Media on Canvas
150x240 cm, 1982

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La Salsa
Mixed Media on Canvas,
150x225 cm, 1983

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The Gap
. Mixed Media on Canvas,
105x180 cm., 1983

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The Drunken Boat.
Mixed media on paper.
, 70x100 cm, 1983

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Do I Need You?
Mixed Media on Canvas,
190x150 cm, 1983

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The Weight.
Mixed media on canvas,
150x225 cm, 1983

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Hand Up My Friend.
Mixed media on canvas
165x150 cm, 1983

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Works From The Last Decade / March 7-April 7, 2018 National Academy of Art of Ukraine