Serpil’s latest works are structured around internal conflicts, defence mechanisms, the need for attention and daily struggles as the individual goes about their daily life. Through her main character, Serpil underlines and draws attention to these little tensions despite life appearing to be on track.
She places her characters in the centre of the scene, putting them in simulated environments with symbolic objects. This helps to reference the character’s story whilst strengthening their expressions and evoking empathy in the audience.
“Serpil’s audience willingly trades their current reality and choose to believe the visual text that the painting is inviting them into. The imagery, in this case, works as a drug or a stimulant that helps the viewer experience or see the work at an altered psychological state.” Evrim Altuğ, journalist and art critic.
Serpil graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in 2008. Her work has been exhibited and sold in Istanbul and across Europe. Serpil lives and works in London.
Includes Meet the Artist, Saturday 6 April, 2 – 4 pm.