Yasemin Erdin Tavukçu
Drawing, which is the simplest and most direct form of expression, is the trace of the creative process that represents the "moment between emptiness and mark." The dialogue that begins with the first mark I leave on the surface is, for me, a method that allows exploration of the known and unknown, consciousness and subconsciousness, like walking on a familiar yet unfamiliar path.
The organic forms in my works, where I combine drawing with paint, constitute the theme of my recent paintings, which are composed of constructed spaces with cell structures, plants, roots, flowers, organisms, rocks, creatures, and female figures—an inner garden rooted and blossoming in its own intimate space, telling the stories of the living beings within.
Yasemin Erdin Tavukçu graduated from the Department of Painting at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in 2000, studying at Neş'e Erdok Workshop and Asım İşler Engraving Workshop. In 2006, she completed the Master's Program in the Department of Painting at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University with a thesis titled "Approaches to the Concept of the City in Plastic Arts in the 20th Century." Tavukçu works with lithography and serigraphy. In 2022, she completed the Proficiency in Art Program with a thesis titled "Drawing and Contemporary Practices in the Creative Process" at the Department of Painting, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. She currently continues her personal painting work at her studio in Bodrum.