Born in 1988, Görkem Dikel completed her undergraduate and MFA at Mimar Sinan FAU, Painting Department. In year 2010 she studied at Universidad de Sevilla – Bellas Artes. Dikel was awarded in 2010 artist fellowship by Fundación Antonio Gala founded by the Spanish writer Antonio Gala. She attended, among other young artists from three countries, Plein-Air Workshop in Andalusia in 2013 which was organized by Fundación Tres Culturas. She received pedagogical formation from Educational Sciences of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in 2015. She continues to doctorate program in Painting Major in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.
She has worked with Soda, Mixer, Anna Laudel, Krampf, Mixer, Art50, Casa Dell Arte, Sevil Dolmacı, Teşvikiye Sanat galleries and most recently with Merkür Gallery in Turkey. She still continues to work with Merkür Gallery and Art50.net.
Her works are part of international collections in the USA, Australia, England, Germany, Italy, Spain, Taiwan, China and Turkey such as Emaar Square, Mastercard, Capital One Bank, Horoz Logistics, Ant Yapı, Halk Bank, Sancak Group, Anna Laudel, Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts and in private collections.
Whilst forming her artistic practices around the transformation and motion of the matter in space and its interaction made with hypothetical void, she brings some extraordinary dimensions and oscillations through juxtapositions and superpositons. What is solid evaporates, liquid freezes, air solidifies, what is behind appears in the front and the atoms the reality is made of are torn apart. The unfathomable phenomenons of the universe cause a sense of alienation by intruding the life of the individual.
While taking inspiration from science-fiction, iconology, mythic and personal narratives, she utilizes the paint as it can easily represent other textures and also itself as paint, in order to create collage – like paintings.
In these colorist portraits in the Luminous Portraits series, the forms are moulded not by tone contrast but by color contrast. While referring sunlight on human skin images in the art history she also focuses the spiritual interraction between the light and the entities.