For the artist, art is a means of communication. The language she uses to establish this communication is wood, while the voice is embodied in her sculptures. Although her works present characters that seem to have emerged from the land of fairy tales, they are actually a reflection of the theater in her mind. These characters are all part of the universe in her mind, just like the world we live in. Certain small but essential things that deeply affect us in life take on a tragicomic form in her works. These stories share the same concept: we search for the ideal that we can never find, knowing very well that we can never reach that goal.
Herman Hesse once said, "What can I tell you that has value... perhaps I can tell you that you are in too much search, that your search makes it difficult for you to find what you are looking for." The artist's characters are constantly on a journey for this search and purpose, to the extent that the journey itself becomes their essence. They always want to take their suitcases and leave or simply wait. These four-fingered sculptures always have an innocent, curious, and bewildered expression on their faces. The vibrant colors they possess indicate that they always have hope and approach everything with a sense of joy. Even though the world may seem strange to them, they never lose their hope.
Eda Taşlı was born in Istanbul in 1978. She graduated from the Wood Workshop at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. Her works were exhibited at the sculpture exhibition booth at MSGSU TUYAP in 2007. In 2008, she received the İpek Ahmet Merey Art Award. She won first place in the Leonardini wooden toy design competition held in 2008. From 2010 to 2020, she participated in group exhibitions at important art platforms such as Harmony Art Gallery, Odea Bank, Gallery Selvin, and PG Art Gallery. She actively participated in art symposiums at various universities. In 2016, she held her first solo exhibition titled "Gidelim mi?" (Shall We Go?). Then, in 2020, she launched her permanent solo exhibition at Istanbul Airport as part of the "Wooden Pilot Sculpture" project. In addition, she participated in numerous international fairs such as Aqua Art Miami, Art Basel, and Contemporary Istanbul. In 2023, her works were included in the AKM exhibition titled "Eighth Color: Trace and Color," specially prepared for Women's Day. The artist's new series, "Rebel Series," will be exhibited at the NordArt International Fair in Germany from June 2023 onwards.