abstract daily

selin yağmur sönmez

art of everyday life

Selin Yağmur Sönmez

Abstract Daily  / 2021

Collage 27x27 cm

In the series called Abstract Daily, images of everyday objects are divided into pieces to form a new unity and combined with the collage technique to create abstract compositions. Ordinary objects that we encounter around us in daily life are transformed into visual materials of abstract art by being handled with their characteristics such as color, texture, form and movement.

The compositions; in other words, these new relationships between abstract forms and objects aim to suggest the possibilities of creative transformation of the ordinary. Based on the idea that what is creative and liberating lies in what we are familiar with, the work proposes to look at the world of objects that we encounter around us and that seem ordinary to us with a new eye.

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She was born in 1994 in Istanbul. She completed primary, secondary and high school in Istanbul. In 2012, she started to study at Marmara University Painting Department. She studied drawing and painting in the workshop of H. Avni Öztopçu. During 2014 - 2015, she continued her education at the Faculty of Art and Design at Jan Evangelista Purkyne University under the Erasmus+ program. Since 2016, she has been working on alternative art education methods at the independent art initiative "Art Institute", of which she is one of the founders. She graduated from Marmara University in 2017. She actively participated in the "Course CERTIFICATE" studies initiated by H. Avni Öztopçu and continued by the students in order to document the educational processes at Marmara University. She undertook the management of independent exhibition projects at home and abroad. In 2017, she started her graduate studies at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Fine Arts Institute, Department of Basic Art and Design. Sonmez, who carries out theoretical and practical studies on the relationship of daily life with art and the transformative effect of art on life, still continues her graduate studies at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.