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Portraits by Hülya Özdemir

Hülya Özdemir, Nothing but their names (r) & Though some of us have spoken (l) © 2017

Hülya Özdemir, Nothing but their names (r) & Though some of us have spoken (l) © 2017

Life is full of surprises!

Name

Hülya Özdemir 

Profession

Artist

Website

hulyaozdemir.tumblr.com

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Hülya Özdemir

Who are you? What do you do?

Basically, I’m a colour hunter. I use my imagination as a colour catching net and collect them for my new paintings. 

Where are you from?

I’m from Istanbul, Turkey. I’ve been living in Bodrum (south aegean) for 3 years.

Your style in 3 words?

colour harmony sensibility

Hülya Özdemir, Building a bridge to her, © 2017

Hülya Özdemir, Building a bridge to her, © 2017

Your weakness? Your strength?

My weakness is perfectionism and my strength is to turn perfectionism into advantage.

What makes you different?

I think my paintings are timeless. My portraits do not remain imprisoned in a single statement. Their gazes are changing, just like us. One day in the same picture is sad, another day is possible to see a happy face.

When did you decide to become an artist?

It’s not about decisions. I can say, literally, I was born this way.

Hülya Özdemir

Hülya Özdemir, Let light from the source shine into darkness, © 2017

What do you find most fascinating about your work?

Most things are happening spontaneously while I’m painting; I do not do sketch work beforehand. I draw directly on paper, apply pattern and start to paint.  So, frankly, I can say, I rarely know what will happen in the next step.

A few words about your favourite creation?

I cannot categorize my paintings. All of them are the best at the moment they’re created. 

Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…

Frida Kahlo (both herself and her paintings), Gustav Klimt…

nd the turtle is safe in the caribbean sea

Hülya Özdemir, And the turtle is safe in the caribbean sea, © 2017

A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?

I want to continue with the portraits for a while. I don’t know what time brings. Life is full of surprises!

2017: Where are we going?

The world is getting worse day by day because of human.

When the going gets tough…

we should find something to do but…not that easy.

Hülya Özdemir, Out of my hands (r) & In the silence we yearn (l), © 2017

Hülya Özdemir, Out of my hands (r) & In the silence we yearn (l), © 2017

Your city’s favourite spots?

I live in a village. There are some local taverns in downtown, I love to go there...

Do you have a vision?

I would love to attend a composite exhibition or an art event abroad.

Tell us about your future plans…

to settle in Norway, maybe…

 

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