If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Digital, Drawing, Painting, Photography
About my artwork
In my sense, painting is an art dedicated to the silence. As we can never describe exactly the feeling of someone contemplating an artwork, it’s too difficult to talk about my way of painting. Nevertheless, I’ll try to outline some major points of my understanding of art.
I do not imitate the nature while I am working. What I have been trying since the beginning is to develop an original point of view and to reach a completely personal style. Certainly, to decide on the dimensions of an artwork and to choose a color palette require more calculation than emotion, but it is evident that the artwork builds itself also by its own laws.
The multiple voyages between the depths of my soul, my cultural past, my artistic conception and the secrets of pigments are determinant in my artistic life.
I usually draw a line or put a color on the white canvas without any preliminary intention to begin painting. In this action, the insistence of the brush is as determinant as the will of my hand. One day I can begin with an enormous spot of bluemarine which can cover half of my canvas. Another day I can decide instinctively to write an elliptical movement by a quick action of my body. I cannot know how I start in advance. It is the beginning.
While I paint, every plot of the color controls my brush and my decision for the next stage. I run in a sense which ceaselessly changes look and place. It's as if I lost the hope, as if I die and reborn all the time passed.
The light which constitutes the core of life and the origin of the material, is reflected from the surface of the artwork having left a part of its energy in colored layers and draw us. The colors which amaze us as well as the organic or geometrical forms that we appreciate are the images which this light leaves in our brain. This energy which reaches our brain via our eyes is not so different from musical vibrations. One can then speak about a music that we listen to with our eyes. A texture observed on a stone, a harmony met in the layout of the sheets of a plant or the movement of a cloud in the sky generating happiness, sadness or love can be considered as abstract symphonies.
Painting for me is to prepare the quality of the light heard as a symphonic music which propagates from canvas towards our brain. Creating for me is the most difficult task in the world which includes finding such a harmony without breaking the depths of our soul. It is to put an object into the world, which has never existed, which does not exist and which will not exist anywhere else. It is also to find a way of expressing myself without speaking and using words.
I invite you to listen to this lyrical music which emanates from my paintings.
Ankara, November 2007
Artists I like
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
Le Centre Pompidou célèbre, par une grande rétrospective, l'œuvre du plus grand peintre de la scène française actuelle, Pierre Soulages. À la veille de son 90ème anniversaire, Soulages, « peintre du noir et de la lumière », est reconnu comme l'une des figures majeures de l'abstraction.