Gizem Vural creates her own language of lines that talk.
Through her editorial illustrations, she explores abstract storytelling. Seeming almost impulsively drawn, Gizem translates her story into layers of lines, carefully composed on paper. “I intended to create and experiment the interaction between lines and shapes to create visually and aesthetically pleasing compositions for the viewer.”
She works mainly with colored pencil on paper, and expresses the pleasure of creating textures and gradients solely by using her hand's pressure. Her technique and high craftsmanship make Talking Lines possible. This is her first solo exhibition as an artist and all works including prints and original sketches are shown exclusively at Lazy Susan Gallery.
About the Artist
Gizem Vural is an award-winning illustrator based in New York. Born in Istanbul, Turkey, she studied graphic design at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts. After dropping out in 2012 she moved to New York, and established herself as an illustrator. Her work has been featured in many publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times and The Atlantic, and she has been recognized by American Illustration, the prestigious competition in the US, and awarded three medals from Society of Illustrators. In 2018 she took a break from drawing for editorial pieces and focus on creating abstract work on paper.