Özlem’s works have already made their way into the homes of renowned celebrities such as actress Anita Dobson and her husband Brian May, musical theatre star Maria Friedman, actor Andy Nyman, and several private collectors.
With degrees in biology and botany, an in depth knowledge of exotic plants and keen interest in physics, Özlem strives in her work to create synaesthesia in the experience, the process and the result, with a visionary energy that generates an extemporaneous flow of strong colours and shapes.
Painting without preparation or planning, she merges intellectual concepts with visual ideas, mixing real and imagined organic structures with one another, while dream-like worlds and creatures all converge to create a vivid explosion of the real and fantastic. As a result positivity and joy invariably manifest strongly in the viewer.
*IN HER OWN WORDS: QUOTE ABOUT THE CASES TELLING THE STORY BEHIND THE DESIGNS.*