IN SEARCH OF TRACES
Art I think is a long journey of explorations and soul-searching. And the artist is the inventor of this journey. I distance myself from all the "...ism’s" of the art world though they may be descriptive, just because they also reflect a sense of frame with restrictive patterns. What I create in fact reveals the imagery particles of my journey that I find in the depths of my soul. We are neither stable nor static beings who can stay the same in the journey of life. Is it possible to be apart from the scheme of the universe while everything in it is constantly changing? Of course not and so my painting series vary differently with subtle changes.
I have no fixation with the use of any material and techniques in my work. The only rule I have is; whatever media that I may use, it must contribute to the meaning of my art. I use any media that may enhance the outlook of my work and also support its expressions. I use materials that include broadcloth, cotton-fabric, string, feathers, scraps of paper, wet wipes, plant fibers etc in those works. I sometimes produce my own paper from waste paper while I explore different possibilities that these materials may give. You can see the samples of this in my Kökler (Roots) works.
I aim to represent the symbolic images of Today in a way that I can reflect the true meanings of them over the surfaces that I create. I prefer simplicity in my style and the colors that I choose. Therefore, any material in any color can be my media. I use oil-color, watercolor, acrylic paint, natural dyes and even further, any organic product that may give color such as tea or coffee. So becomes the color I choose also my media.
I am in search of traces. I wonder and search through my works. I go on giving myself chances to explore, to face new discoveries and see the changes of this path. I am curious, painting the path with all its changes and wondering where it goes. That is what you may see in my art.