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1. What’s your story? Where are you from?

I born in Istanbul/Turkey. I’m interested in art since my childhood. First, I started taking photos and I was editing them in Photoshop in my way but it started not to satisfy me. So I went into different ways. In a consequence of these searchings, I found out the photo manipulation. And it’s attracted me more into this art to see that people find something about themselves in my art.

Ben T├╝rkiyeÔÇÖnin ─░stanbul ┼čehrinde do─čdum. ├çocuklu─čumdan beridir sanat ile ilgiliyim. ─░lk ├Ânce foto─čraf ├žekmeye ba┼člad─▒m ve kendi ├žap─▒mda onlar─▒ PhotoshopÔÇÖta d├╝zenliyordum ama bu beni tatmin etmemeye ba┼člam─▒┼čt─▒. Ben de farkl─▒ aray─▒┼člar i├žine girdim. Bu aray─▒┼č─▒n sonucunda foto─čraf manip├╝lasyonunu ke┼čfettim. Ve insanlar─▒n sanat─▒mda kendilerine dair bir ┼čeyler bulmas─▒ beni bu sanat─▒n i├žine daha ├žok ├žekti.

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2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I’m crazier for the atmosphere. I usually use blue and yellow tones in my designs because; I exceedingly care about my designs to be cinematic. The atmosphere and the colors are really important to me. Also, the most important factor that adds aesthetics to all my designs is the galaxy and the planets.

Tasar─▒mlar─▒mda mavi ve sar─▒ renk tonlar─▒n─▒ kullan─▒yorum ve atmosfer delisi bir insan─▒m ├ž├╝nk├╝; tasar─▒mlar─▒m─▒n sinematik olmas─▒na fazlas─▒yla ├Ânem veriyorum. Atmosfer ve renkler benim i├žin ├žok ├Ânemli. Ayr─▒ca t├╝m tasar─▒mlar─▒ma esteti─či katan en ├Ânemli etken galaksi ve gezegenler.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

In Photoshop; Selective Color. Because; this medium helps me to dominate every color in my designs, this is an amazing medium.

Photoshop i├žinde; Se├žmeli renk. ├ç├╝nk├╝; bu ara├ž t├╝m renklere hakim olmama yard─▒mc─▒ oluyor, harika bir ara├ž.

4. What is your artistic process like?

Firstly I imagine my design before I start working on it. And I’m trying to put everything together that I imagined in my mind. And then in detail, I’m searching for the stock photos and I start working on my design.

├çal─▒┼čmaya ba┼člamadan ├Ânce hayalimde tablomu olu┼čturuyorum. Ve hayalimdeki her ┼čeyi kafamdaki tablo ├╝zerine oturtmaya ├žal─▒┼č─▒yorum. Daha sonra detayl─▒ bir ┼čekilde stok foto─čraflar ar─▒yorum ve ├žal─▒┼čmam─▒ yapmaya ba┼čl─▒yorum.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

Van Gogh’s art truly impresses me. And I get my inspiration frequently from the universe.

Van GoghÔÇÖun sanat─▒ beni ├žok etkiliyor. Ve ilham─▒m─▒ ├žo─čunlukla evrenden al─▒yorum.

6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

Art has a very important role in most of my life. Before I was interested in photography and photo manipulation, my perspective on life was very different, and after the art came into my life, I started to see nothing as it used to be. Everything’s better than before, now.

Sanat hayat─▒m─▒n b├╝y├╝k bir b├Âl├╝m├╝nde ├žok ├Ânemli bir role sahip. Foto─čraf├ž─▒l─▒k ve foto─čraf manip├╝lasyonu ile ilgilenmeden ├Ânce hayata bak─▒┼č a├ž─▒m ├žok farkl─▒yd─▒ ve sanat hayat─▒ma girdikten sonra hi├žbir ┼čeyi eskisi gibi g├Ârmemeye ba┼člad─▒m. Her ┼čey eskisinden daha g├╝zel.

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7. Where did you study?

I’m studying Graphic Design at Yeditepe University in Istanbul.

─░stanbulÔÇÖda Yeditepe ├ťniversitesiÔÇÖnde Grafik Tasar─▒m okuyorum.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

To be honest, I don’t have a plan because when I’ve started doing this I haven’t imagined that I could reach this far.

D├╝r├╝st olmak gerekirse bir plan─▒m yok ├ž├╝nk├╝ ben bu i┼če ba┼člarken bu kadar ilerlemeyi bile hayal edemiyordum.

9. What about in ten?

I aim to improve myself and move forward in this area. I even have a plan to start my own company.

Kendimi daha ├žok geli┼čtirip bu alanda ilerlemeyi hedefliyorum. Hatta kendi ┼čirketimi kurma plan─▒m bile var.

10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?

I hope to reach more people and open my exhibitions.

Daha fazla insana ula┼čmay─▒ ve kendi sergilerimi a├žmay─▒ umut ediyorum.

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11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?

My favorite food is Iskender. I also love meatballs and rice.

En sevdi─čim yemek ─░skender. Ayr─▒ca k├Âfte ve pilav─▒ da seviyorum.

12. Favourite book?

I have a lot of favorite books but the most important one to me is Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously by Osho.

Bir ├žok favori kitab─▒m var ama benim i├žin en ├Ânemlisi Osho’dan Cesaret:Tehlikeli Ya┼čaman─▒n Co┼čkusu.

13. Favourite genre of music?

EDM and Trap music.

EDM ve Trap m├╝zik.

14. What are your hobbies?

My biggest hobby is making music. Also, I like to try new things.

En b├╝y├╝k hobim m├╝zik yapmak. Ayr─▒ca yeni ┼čeyler denemeyi ├žok severim.

15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

I would definitely be a musician.

Kesinlikle m├╝zisyen olurdum.

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