Interview: Ozlem Baser | ITSLIQUID

Interview: Ozlem Baser

Interviews | July 30, 2019 |

Interview: Ozlem Baser Image courtesy of Ozlem Baser

Interview: Ozlem Baser

Luca Curci talks with Ozlem Baser during ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL 2019 – RITUALS at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi.

After graduating from Anadolu University department of Economy, Ozlem Baser had MBA degree from Yeditepe University in 2005.
She has worked ceramics with Mufide Calık at her Atelier for 3 years, and she attended ceramics workshop in Central St. Martins College of Art and Design – London in 2007.
She graduated from Yeditepe University, majoring in “Art Management” Master Degree in 2009.
She studied Art History with art historian and artist Arso Kasbaryan for 3 years. Later on, Ozlem attended Arso Kasbaryan’s atelier for 4 years, where she mastered her sculpture skills. She also attended drawing class in Valerie Celebi’s Atelier in 2014.
Today, Ozlem continues to expand her skills in “Iron&Welding” and “Hand Carving” in renowned artists Sevgi & Hayri Karay’s atelier.
Awards;
2017 Florence Biennale, 5th Awards, Sculpture
She lives and works in magnificent Istanbul, Turkey

Interview: Ozlem Baser Image courtesy of Ozlem Baser

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Luca Curci – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
Ozlem Baser – I began my art life with ceramics back in 2006. I then completed my Art Management Master’s degree and continued my sculpture studies. The meaning of life for me is to learn, research, self-develop, and advance. I follow the same moto in my art life.

LC – Which subject are you working on?
OB – Currently, I’m mostly focused on carving wood.

LC – What is your creative process like?
OB – Sometimes I get inspired from the readings I do, or sometimes I’m just affected from my own experiences, which then I reflect my emotions through my sculptures.

LC – Are your artworks focused on a specific theme?
OB – I focused on the ‘Yin & Yang’ and ‘Evolution’ themes for the most recent exhibition I participated.

LC – How is being an artist nowadays?
OB – Although the creation and production process for the artist is sometimes painful, the biggest problem is the exhibition and sales stage of the works.

LC – We were attracted by your last artistic production, has the artwork presented been created for the festival or as a part of preexisting works?
OB – The Evolution piece was from last exhibition in Bazilika San Lorenzo, Florence. Yin&Yang was specifically created for Anima Mundi Art festival.

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LC – Do you agree with our vision of art and what do you think about the theme of the festival?
OB – I found the theme of the exhibition very successful and universal.

LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us? What do you think about our services?
OB – The organization and the concept of the exhibition was very successful.

LC – What is your idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP?
OB – I’ve only worked with ITSLIQUID GROUP on this last exhibition, unfortunately I didn’t have much time to explore it due to my short stay.

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