Mertim Gokalp is a Turkish Australian painter, born in 1981. He was a finalist in the highly esteemed Archibald Prize in 2013 with his portrait of Bille Brown. Painting portrait is one of his passions. Mertim’s portraits aren’t literal representations of people. His work incorporates traditional figurative art with reflections of the inner conflicts of the psyche. He aims to challenge the viewers and confront them with their most inner feelings. Artist Website and Facebook.