When we come across artists that are considered in their “youth” we get all the more excited feeling a palpable closeness through age. Eda is one of those kind creators that has a humble heart, a colorful scheme, and an ironic sense of humor translated directly to her work. Be prepared to chuckle.
What would you say you are trying to accomplish with your work? Is there a slight mockery of globalization?
I try to cause a force of imagination in people’s minds when creating something new. I use a lot of irony, whether it reflects my own thoughts on a subject, or just altering it. Normally I’m just trying to show the subject itself from another point of view, an “unseen” part of it. However, mockery is also a part of my work. By using brands and objects that have been an addiction to us, I try to focus on the ironic importance of these objects.
What is it exactly about pop-art that gets you excited to create?
Colours and simplicity. I love how pop-art just focuses on a subject with candor and color.
How would you define yourself through your work? Which piece reflects the person you are right now?
I think the fun and the sincere part of my personality defines my work. I always tend to create something, which will make people laugh, have fun, or question it. I like putting question marks on people’s minds. The piece that reflects me the most right now is the one called “Popcorn Time.”
Is there a piece of work from an artist you wish you had made?
I am a big fan of Saint Hoax; I wish I could call his entire gallery my own.
Photography, illustrations, moving images… Would you say being a mixed-media artist is more difficult due to constantly producing in different areas?
Absolutely not, it certainly opens up your creativity and imagination. I love the fact that I can practice art in various fields. You are not focused on just one style, one idea, or one purpose. I think the advantage in practicing different art forms is that you get the chance to explore and combine them together to build a deeper idea. And if you are confident enough in each one of them, you get to choose which art form you are going to apply for you project as oppose to being stuck in just one form.
What are some of the triggers in your surroundings that urge you to make art?
Art for me is a way of communicating; I like to engage with people with what I do. Feedbacks and comments about my works certainly trigger me to produce more. However I think the most important thing that should push an artist to produce more is an another artist and her/his surroundings. I am truly surrounded by great artists, friends, and family. They are the ones who support me. Also living in city of art such as London urges me to make art more than ever.
I love the fact that I can practice art in various fields. You are not focused on just one style, one idea, or one purpose.
People normally consume everything; objects, relationships, even friendships. I guess anything that has a moral value will be considered vintage in 50 years.
Your work has a lot of vintage references whether its old pictures, historic figures, or choices of brands. What d o you think will be considered worthy and vintage in 50 years from 2010s?
The word vintage changes everyday. People normally consume everything; objects, relationships, even friendships. I guess anything that has a moral value will be considered vintage in 50 years.
Artists that get better with time are that are inquisitive. What are some questions that keep your mind pushing?
The most frequent and repetitive question that I have on my mind is probably “Why?” I am always looking for an opposite side of things, searching for reasons for actions, and causes. “Why wouldn’t you see this like that?” is the question highlighting my work.
How does your process evolve when you start working on an image? Do you have an idea of what you want to do when you start a piece or do you create as you go along?
Normally I choose the background colour and the object itself first. After deciding on which item I am going to use, and sometimes deciding on that takes hours. I usually think what I want to reveal about it, and put the thoughts on the work. The important process is to decide what you want to communicate.