Interview: Dilara Gevher | ITSLIQUID

Interview: Dilara Gevher

Interviews | May 5, 2023 |

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Image courtesy of Dilara Gevher

Interview: Dilara Gevher
Luca Curci
talks with Dilara Gevher during the 7th edition of ROME INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2023, which took place in Rome at ITSLIQUID Monti – Rome Art Space.

I am a 25-year-old painter who was born in Austria and completed his university education in Turkey after completing his primary education there. I have been painting since my childhood and the moment I decided to turn it into more than a hobby was the moment I knew that I could not break away from painting no matter what. Painting is a different dimension for me and it is to tell what I am talking about. It is the one who comes to your aid when words are not enough. If you find it difficult to reflect on your emotional cycle, it will be very good for you to paint. It is a state of transforming from consumerism to creativity and embracing it. Painting is my freedom without obligations and ego.

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Image courtesy of Dilara Gevher

Luca Curci – What is your background and what experience has influenced your work the most?
Dilara Gevher –
I have been painting since I was a child and my interest and love for it goes back to my childhood. As a child I was always getting comments that I painted beautifully and that I should definitely go further. I saw in painting the freedom and my emotions, I studied interpreting at university and interpreting, in general, has always been in the field of art. Painting has always been with me in every field until this age.

LC – What subject are you working on?
DG –
I am working more surrealist at the moment and I feel freer and more in touch with my subconscious.

LC – Where do you get your inspiration from?
DG –
I get my inspiration from daily emotions and observations I make. Another area I love to draw inspiration from is the artworks and philosophies of the past. Stories have always influenced me a lot. Not without emotions. This is a different world.

LC – What is the most challenging part of creating your works?
DG –
There used to be times when I used to restrict my creativity, thinking about what others would say. Now I am free and my focus is to develop myself more and more every step of the way.

LC – What is the message associated with the artwork you are showing at this event? How does it relate to the theme of the whole exhibition?
DG –
My piece is called Philophobia. An irrational fear of falling in love. Love is present in every part of our lives and this painting is about more than a relationship between two people. Both people are independent but transform into each other. They are opposites to one another. Poles necessarily contain their opposites within themselves. Change and polarization work in the same process. The poles contain the essence of each other in their opposites. Everything is born from nothingness and then polarization begins. Yin and Yang, commonly known as the symbol of good and evil, can also be found in these two human beings.

LC – Do you agree with our understanding of art and what do you think about the theme of the exhibition?
DG –
I was very impressed by the theme of the exhibition and certainly the fact that there are artists from different countries and different backgrounds makes these themes visible from every point of view. So it is a perfect meeting point for art.

LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
DG –
The organization is very good, and the people working are very attentive. It’s a great feeling not to feel like a stranger, our common language is art.

LC – Would you propose a collaboration with us?
DG
– Of course, bigger exhibitions and it would be a pleasure to move forward together. Your services are very nice and very effective to guide an artist.

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Image courtesy of Dilara Gevher

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