Interview: Elisabeth S. Sandikci
Luca Curci talks with Elisabeth S. Sandikci during THE BODY LANGUAGE 2021, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello.
Elisabeth S. Sandikci is a contemporary artist, photographer, and interior designer, who lives and works in Munich, Germany. At the heart of this ambitious artist’s work is the modern world, society, and its behavior. Thematically, much of Elisabeth’s work deals with racism, gender equality, and homophobia. Elisabeth S. Sandikci translates her ideas into large and small-scale works alike, with the central theme being the use of abstract faces. Her paintings taken out of normalcy are kept in bright, metallic, gold, silver and pearly color palettes. They are deep and strong compositions with lots of beauty and presence. Her works combine surrealist elements with an emphasis on equality and human nature. Elisabeth S. Sandikci focuses on the so-called outsiders (in terms of their skin color, ethnicity, religion, sexuality) and wants to create a kind of motivation for each of them through her work. In her art, everyone exists on the same plateau – equally beautiful, with equal expectations of inviolable rights, and obligations. Her art embodies a call to action for greater tolerance, love, and peace among people.
Luca Curci – Which subject are you working on?
Elisabeth S. Sandikci – At the heart of my work is the modern world, society, and its behavior. Thematically, much of my work deals with relationships and love, racism, gender equality, and homophobia.
LC – How did you get to your current artistic practice?
ES – I discovered my artistic passions already when I was a child and it continues until today.
LC – What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?
ES – I don’t have any challenging part about creating my artworks. I just take a brush and go for it. My heart is painting for me.
LC – What is your creative process like?
ES – There is no process, there is only spontaneity.
LC – Did your style change over the years? In which way?
ES – I never had only one style. I like to try new things, mix the styles.
LC – What do you think about the concept of this festival? How did it inspire you?
ES – It’s a great event. Body language it’s one of my main art topics, therefore I am absolutely in love with it!
LC – Can you explain something about the artworks you have in our exhibition?
ES – It’s the artwork „Till the death do us part“. It’s an artwork with a deep meaning of love, relationship, life span, body changes and time issues.
LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
ES – The organization was great, no delays, friendly stuff, beautiful exhibition interior.
LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
ES – Very much, many thanks for everything.
LC – What are your suggestions about our services? Is there something more we can provide to artists?
ES – In terms of Covid, I would kindly suggest you to present each artist’s works on social media and your website during the exhibition so the art could be sold also online and not only to the physical visitors of the exhibitions. Because also for us artists the pandemic time is not easy, so by paying exhibition fees and international delivery costs we would like our artworks to reach as many people as possible to get sold.