You exist as much as you dream! Alibe Penn is a very talented and enthusiastic young artist who has found a colourful space within her own dream.
To be honest my collages have a very close relation with my personal life. For example I was listening to the last song of Florence and the Machine “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” and automatically I needed to re-create the feelings that she expresses with her music. Sometimes what another artist likes or feels – I am able to reflect within my work. In the case of Florence, it was wonderful because her manager contacted me, having bought the collage that I had created for her.
I think all of us were artists when we were children. In my case, I can say that I became an artist when I was seven years old. My first collage was an island made from pasta… I’ve continued making the same works that I had created when I was a child. I need to express my emotions and my passion through creativity.. so I studied advertising and public relations in university and last month I began my master’s degree in graphic design. I am very interested in the relation between advertising and art.
About my future goals…I’m a dreamer with a lot of dreams. I can say that one of them will be the cover of a magazine, maybe for Based Istanbul or for an album cover.
I am a person that cannot imagine life without music. When I listen to a song I start to imagine how the video would be, including the choreography. I love to dance. Sometimes I can do ballet in my living room whilst listening to classical music or other times I can be the crazy, dancing in the middle of the pub to ‘I wanna dance with somebody.’ Where I find inspiration? The answer is ‘life.’ We are living in a world of many inspirations: nature, people, animals, architecture, travel, movies, music…and also as Salvador Dali said, “when I dream I’m also creating.”
I admire every artist in the world. My favourite artists are Picasso, Dali and Warhol. Which artist I would like to collaborate with? I must say that I do not have any preferences, but maybe someone who is into the fashion world such as the British photographer Kavin Davies, or the fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.
Aside from collage art I like to paint and I like graphic design, but my creativity does not have limits. Sometimes when I am in the train, I come across a person who inspires me and I immediately imagine a movie with this person. So if any director is interested to create a movie collaborating with a collage artist, here I am.