Website: Seçil Erel
Seçil Erel, is a London based independent contemporary artist and entrepreneur. She was born, and raised in Istanbul.
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After studying in Mimar Sinan Fine Art University Painting Department for her bachelor and master degrees she has participated in numerous international group exhibitions, solo exhibitions, symposiums, workshops and artist residency programs.
She moved to London in 2017 to set up her artist studio she got a scholarship from the London Creative Network and the EU, and studied Artist Business Development. She became a part of the international artist movement Artist Support Pledge in UK and founded the Turkish Language version during the Covid19 pandemic.
Inspired by experiences and challenges she faced in her own career, she co-founded the online contemporary art gallery Harris and Erel Art (www.
Seçil says about her work.
"My creations are based on modular, layered, abstract paintings.
I am known for my large-scale pieces, but I also use various sizes and techniques. I craft my paintings with harmony, metronomic repetition, movement, colour, light, contrast, and balance. In each piece, I aim to incorporate physical, mental, emotional and spiritual integrity.
Inspired by mathematics, my paintings are based on modularity and perceived systematic structure. However, emotions, and feelings are dominant in the process. This started off with my personal experience of finding and transcending myself and my way of life, which I build on change and various perspectives. Situations come through to being here and now, and concepts of time and space are formed by in my visual language.
The compositions are open, multi-faceted, portable, dynamic and changeable. They are formed by a loop constructed by units on the surfaces. Therefore, my style of production consists of boundaries that protect their centre. In my works, process and the energy of the present moment are at the forefront and the most fundamental feature is to adapt to changing conditions. In this way, contrary to the result, it has the chance to renew itself in flowing time and changing space. My work turns into the energy of the moment with the visual language I choose. "