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Dystopian fiction, which finds its place in the avant - garde and surrealist movements that emerged early 20th century, based its origins on an atmosphere of confusion and de-constructivism created by the two great wars. The previously unprecedented distortion shown by human communities to protect colonial interests, and later under autocratic regimes, has pushed artists to darker depictions in their projections of the future. A dystopian manifestation on a similar axis is also personal dystopia. This dystopian style is an expression of an individual's traumas in his or her own past, rather than the crises of society. The individual distorts reality within the framework of his or her own traumas and nightmares associated with these traumas. This thesis describes the development of dystopia in visual arts and painting, and also the defining differences of personal dystopia. The effects of the artist's psychological past on his personal dystopia are explained by making connections with the symbolism in the works. The work of the artists examined within the framework of the dissertation provided a guide for the reflection of the concept of personal dystopia in the visual arts. In this context, attention has been drawn to thematic partnerships between my works, which I consider to be a reflection of my own personal dystopia, and the works studied. My works, reflected on the three-dimensional universe from my psychological world, serve as a concrete tool for exploring my own concerns. Therefore, it has been concluded that working on personal dystopia offers the artist the opportunity for catharsis.