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Paintings 2019 – present

Statement

In these paintings, I journey through the abstract language of Turkish Kilim; a craft historically practiced by women artisans. By tweaking the generative algorithm of my digital paintbrush, I disperse the iconic hard-edged, geometric motifs into patterns of scattered dots, then recreate them as paintings. To me, this is a journey of weeding out the social, political, and economic impositions of my contemporary time to come back to reckon with my own sense of self.

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