Born in Istanbul in 1996, İrem Yılmaz graduated from Yeditepe University’s Graphic Design Department in 2021 whilst getting a double major at the Plastic Arts and Painting Department of the same university.
“Art for me is the most powerful communication tool. Observing the emotional states of people and expressing them with my art can be said to be my source of inspiration. A human is a being who constantly feels. Throughout life, a human shows different reactions and emotions in the face of events. However, in the chaos of daily life, we sometimes encounter times when we cannot understand and reflect on our emotions. In my work, I try to reflect that emotions are a part of our lives and that we should normalize our emotions as much as possible. It is possible to see subjects such as humans’ way to see life, questions throughout life, the state of being in a constant search, and the passion for freedom in my works. The fabric detail, which is frequently seen in my last works, sometimes serves as a cover for the body and sometimes reveals the mystery of the emotion or turn into the direct emotion itself.”