Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University/ Politecnico di Milano
Contemporary art is to me; the question of consecrating anything to do with art and art per se, which is not complete without the viewer and its narration. Very personal response to the concerns of the present social, political world from the necessity of expressing oneself is the ultimate personal approach to my works. I am exploring different tools to translate that need of producing into a form. Storytelling is my predominant conceptual reference origin to represent what I am living through. Personal founds and memories as art materials and my process transmit a sense of reality that manifests itself. My long architectural education permitted me to be experimental with the structural tools and thinking always in the context of space. Especially my thesis subject helped me to establish a comparative understanding of how epistemological differences of time and context is actually important to shaping cultures.
My works focus on the notion of fragmentation, reality, borders, self-reflection, self-image, anxiety, time, linearity, and rhythm through the lens of researching, collaging, painting, and mixed media techniques. I like to mesh up my determined understanding of reality, by use of very personal stories, referring to neo-Dadaism and tachism even sometimes pointillism and Islamic art in order to broke rigidity and surprise myself. The abstractness of Islamic art tradition which is far beyond decorative craftsmanship has an impact on my aesthetic sense. Especially paper marbling and the use of colors have certain contemporariness with its purity. I always challenge myself how to visually balance composing the main elements of the narrative and allowing dialectically-derived insights emerging proportionately when I practice art.