Anyone who knows me, knows that I go where my heart pulls me and my inspiration leads me, even if it sounds crazy. I'm creating these artworks instinctively, following my inner spiritual voice and find so much uplifting joy in it.
My journey with HIPHOP has started 3 years ago. It has evolved in parallel with my training as a mental coach/healer alongside my art.
I have always loved music and dancing. Whenever the music started I felt genuine freedom and happiness. However, as I was growing older and my life changed and it was not so simple to find the way again. Years later my doctor encouraged me to stop yoga and start dancing again.
The very first word that came into my mind was ’hip hop’. First I started laughing and questioning myself...why the hack I thought of hip hop, but then slowly snippets of memories from my past started coming back to me. It was like an 'aha' moment... Everything just made sense..
That was the day when I realised that the missing bits or inspiration I was looking for in my artwork and paintings have always been there, in front of my eyes. HIPHOP! This genre (from New York, Bronx) has a relationship with non-rural areas, especially the abandoned, sleazy parts. These pictures and atmospheres which inspire me the most.
I used to do paintings of extreme sports before but I did not feel it completely mine or at least not with the natural forms I painted. Cities as a working unit and also the connection between urban areas and society were always influenced me.
According to several theories that say the tune and the rhythm are in the silent, so it is possible to show the music, dance and movements with paintings. I am interested in how am I going to illustrate these movements and moments of music on the canvas.
The book of Erzählte Stadt: Der urbane Raum bei Janet Cardiff und Jeff Wall (Urban studies) summarize the best also my thoughts.
Cities appear differently according to the types and the place of observation. The city does not let us understand as one big unit; instead, we can try to monitor the mechanism. What kind of place is the city for me? What does the city create for us? What kind of sites could create for the music,dance and movements? We can cross the cities, and with this action, the great journey begins. If we observe a panorama picture, we can see one all view, but this evaporates when we go among the buildings, and we move around the streets. Where does the city start, and where does it end? When do the men exist in the city? For this question, we can not answer. There are constructions all the time, and the places are growing vertically and horizontally as well, and in the meantime, we demolish complete districts. The city becomes fluid. It is moving all the time. It is a playground and a stage at once. The city is the stage of the rhythm and tempo.
This fluidity is also present in our lifes. We evolve from the inside out, things comes to us and then leaving, we always changing ourselves.
These urban areas are the podium of the HIPHOP, with its fluidity suits into the world of music and dance.
How the dancers, rappers and everybody are connecting with the city, and how can they form it? How can the city change the dancers' , rappers and everybody's art and personality?
I am going to discover and answer these questions with my drawings and paintings.
HIPHOP is beyond the color, religion, etc. It spreads throughout the love and uses people's unity and vision. This is the key, how Hip-hop can bind new generations. Nowadays, it goes around the world and cultures. It has a presence everywhere.
I love HIPHOP and the message what it carries. HIPHOP saved my life.
Spirituality and releasing ourselfs from our constructs are also very important things for me. Dance and music and arts, they have a special way to heal, they have a healing effect over our wounds and have the ability to unite us in a simple way.
Using music and dance as a medium in fine art. That what moves me. Joy and fun in an infinite loop.
My goal is that I follow the spirituality of HIPHOP and combine it with my instincts. In the hope to be able to build the bridge stronger between cultures and people as the music,dance and art does it.
So come and follow me into my world and dive deep into the essence of HIPHOP.