I believe playing is in our nature however in the process of growing up we replace toys with people which leads us to forget the harmless games we used to play.
Suppressing our nature makes adulthood robotic instead of being poetics. But, whenever we go near the ocean, we leave ourselves in the arms of nature to our playground where we play in it, at any age. I'm creating this playground in my paintings to remind you to be poetic, to play, to be harmless.
The mediums are mixed media, I use oil, acrylic and model paste to create my paintings.
Su Barikan, a visual artist and designer, was born in Istanbul in 1984. She studied fine arts in high school, which laid the foundation for her future endeavors in the fields of fine arts, fashion design, interior design, and philosophy.
Her education began in Istanbul, where she studied interior design; having been accepted into the Leonardo da Vinci Mobility Pass Program in Italy, at Istituto per l'Arte e il Restauro Palazzo Spinelli, Florence.
The artist lived in the Netherlands from 2010-2014; she attended a program in Amsterdam at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, which focused on installations & contemporary art. Later on, she studied fashion design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague for two years and she received a scholarship from the academy. During her studies in the Netherlands she enjoyed the most visual designs of robots which she collaborated with TU Delft: Delft University of Technology.
The curiosity and passion for learning and researching have always driven her to strive for knowledge. In 2022, she completed her degree in Philosophy from Istanbul University, and she currently lives in New York City where she dedicates her time to pursue her interests in fine arts. Specifically, she has been focusing on her paintings and developing her artistic skills over the years. This has become her primary focus at the moment, allowing her to indulge in her creative side, while also expanding her horizons in the art world.
No. 17, Mixed media on canvas, 20,32 x 25,4 cm
No. 16, Mixed media on canvas, 20,32 x 25,4 cm
No. 6, Mixed media on canvas, 20,32 x 25,4 cm
No. 4, Mixed media on canvas, 20,32 x 20,32 cm