"My art confirms my promise to always consider the impact of our decisions on people and the planet. Therefore my paintings are abstract impressions put onto a canvas as if listening to the music. My aim is always to capture a sense of atmosphere dancing with light around my favorite topics. For example NoMan's Land series cast a look at nature through the eyes of peacemakers. Trees,bushes or flowers especially when they are in wilderness, are evocative of all the adjectives attributed to women: emotional, sensitive, peaceful, ordinary and elegant."
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Oil On Canvas
İmren İyem, Noman's Land, 2017. © Estate of İmren İyem
Painting Brush Dances Freely 2021
February 2021 Ankara
ART ON PAPER
"My work is about freedom and peaceful possibility. We all are artists, freedom beings. My personality and ethnic background plays a part in the process of developing new ideas and finding inspiration to create authentic and uplifting pieces. My paintings are inspired by many facets of ancient civilizations of East Turkey where I was born. A blend of personal dream fragments, childhood memories, and some fantasy invite the viewer to discover that nature has such richness and variety in cultural and natural resources. My paintings are abstract transforming memories into moments of tranquil introspection. Although abstract art movement has lots of female practitioners, this is less so in the country I am living. My style interacts with the subconscious when I paint a canvas that translates the spiritual and emotional state of that moment as if listening to music. I desire for the viewer looking at my artwork two-degrees of separation become one-degree, and then zero-degrees and thus connect art lovers, especially women in pursuit of natural beauty and transcendent inspiration."
Born in Diyarbakır in 1964. İmren graduated from Gazi University Faculty of Education, Department of Painting with a degree.
She performed 13 solo exhibitions and participated in various group exhibitions including major art fairs in Turkey and abroad. İmren İYEM is a member of BRHD and continues her work in Ankara, Turkey.
Studio ii created the cover pictures and designs of the books "Seeking Justice at the Peak of the Judiciary" and "Nukes in My Library" by Author Dr. Uğur İbrahimhakkıoğlu.