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by Merve Baris

Tell us a little bit about yourself ?

I'm Merve. I'm from Turkey and live in İstanbul. I'm working as a teacher in a school. I like painting and making music.



Tell us more about your art ? What does your work aim to say?

My pictures consist of colorful negligence above great seriousness. In all of my work you can see indifference, freedom, criticism of general beauty and sarcasm. I mean to be free, do not be too strong, do not scratch something, live as you feel. I utilize the feminine energies while saying these. The harmony of the mismatch of the colors I use symbolizes the chaotic order in the universe. I work on the unity of contrasts and duality in all my pictures and in my life.



What Does Your Artwork Represent? Does your art represent something about you?

My art shows colorful details in simplicity. my pictures are like a parrot feather on a delicious meal. It surprises people.
I like surprising people in my life too. my character is exactly the same as my pictures.


How do you seek inspiration for your Art?

My most important inspiration is music. I am interested in colors, seasons and people. Being bored and thinking out of the box feed my creativity.

How Do You Make It?

I travel a lot and I listen to lives of people. I spend time with children. I really love paintings of children. I paint all the time. When going home, before sleeping,waiting for someone.

How has your practice change over time?

 I've been painting since a very young age. I tried many different techniques and approaches. I have no art education. My perception of art has formed spontaneously over time and will form different styles. Because it is life :)



What role does the artist have in society?

In the process of change-transformation that continues in life, the artist must remain in balance. Every person has a life view, belief or disbelief. Wherever the direction of the wind blows, artists must direct their course to truth, justice and love. The artist should adopt a role that unites the masses. It must be a defender of universal laws. While reflecting this stance on his works, he should purify all his fears and seek the truths and love.