INTERVIEW: 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.