INTERVIEW: EGE ISLEKEL

EGE ISLEKEL

MODERN DAY MYTHOLOGY



DESCRIBE YOUR WORK IN THREE WORDS.

Meaningful, Emotional and Critical.

What does your art focus on?

My art mostly focuses on social media addiction. Sometimes I do my art for an aesthetic aspect if I like the idea.

What triggers your imagination?

I like to walk alone on the streets when I want to get inspiration. Because I do my art for people so I need to investigate people. When I listen to the people, I combine the words with the elements in the place where I listen to them. I try to make what I hear a visual element on my mind. This is how my imagination works.

Who’s had the most influence on your artistic growth and why? 

Since, I was a kid, I have grown up with my father’s mythological stories and imaging every single element which creates the story. I was always an observer. The stories made me see and  want to investigate the facts, symbols and signs of themselves.

Besides your computer/phone, what is the one thing you cannot work without? 

My notepad. I take notes every single time when I get an inspiration. 

Has Instagram influenced your work?  

Yes, sometimes. When I have free time to rest, I like to spend time to discover new people and their creative works. I take notes from the instagram about the people’s reactions on arts. 

Name three Instagram accounts you follow religiously.

Paintings.daily, Crimebydesign , Artsxdesign

Your all-time five favorite music tracks?

1.Moderat – Rusty Nails

2.Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody

3.Noir Desir- Le Vent Nous Portera

4.Alphaville- Sounds like a melody

5.Chopin – Nocturne op.9 No.2

Your five all-time favorite movies?

1. The Shawshank Redemption

2. Shape of Water

3. Great Gatsby

4. Pulp Fiction

5. Reservoir Dogs

(Because every single frames in these five movies is like a photograph). 

Who is your dream collaboration?

I've already had my dream collaboration with Gucci. As for my future, I want to do more collaborations with high quality fashion brands.

What keeps you going?

To create something which does not exist makes me keep going, to create.