Based in: London
Seçil Erel, is a London based independent contemporary artist and entrepreneur. She was born, and raised in Istanbul. She focused on researching and continuing in her career as an artist after studying in Mimar Sinan Fine Art University Painting Department for her bachelor and master degrees and where she collaborated with individuals, institutions and corporates. She has participated in numerous international group exhibitions, solo exhibitions, symposiums, workshops and artist residency programs. She moved to London with the belief that she would add more value to her life and work. After she set up her artist studio she got a scholarship from the London Creative Network and the EU, and studied Artist Business Development. She became a part of the international artist movement Artist Support Pledge in UK and founded the Turkish Language version to support them under 'Sanatçı Destek Birliği' during the Covid19 pandemic.
While continuing her experiences as an independent female artist, inspired by experiences and challenges she faced in her own career, she co-founded the online contemporary art gallery harrisanderelart.com in 2020, by developing a business form that was in line with today's language. She has been involved in social responsibility projects by volunteering with children, people with disabilities, women, education and nature.
Believing that creativity and giving value is an essence of life for her existence. Seçil Erel gives the audience the experience of multiple thinking and sensation in her large scale, modular work, where colour is dominant, and multi-layered dense textures overlap. Her paintings are seeking the spaces, which develop various perspectives and awareness, and are adapted to the artist's possible motto of everything.
She always interested in reframing her life and work through art and creativity.
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