Isabet-i Ayn 1 / Evil Eye 1 2020

Technique: Underglaze Technique on Ceramic Tiles and Mirror Panel. Size: 60 x1.5 x 73cm
Humanity has used science to make sense of life since our existence, and interpreted events that it cannot interpret by associating them with supernatural forces and beliefs. Many cultures choose protective forms to prevent themself from the evil eye. One belief was the evil eye, representing the relations between the inner world and gazing. The amulet forms that emerged from the eye form have taken place in many different cultures as well as in Anatolian geography. In this work, I wanted to reconsider the protective forms of amulets that emerged only with the creation of man and have the principle of timelessness. I used the forms, techniques and symbols of the Turkish-Anatolian geography I am currently in. I brought together the traditional Turkish wall tile technique,ӂini" and traditional Turkish tile symbols, the forms used against the evil eye in Anatolia and the eye as a new interpretation.

Isabet-i Ayn / Evil Eye 2 2020

Technique: Underglaze Technique on Ceramic Tiles and Mirror Panel. Size: 55×1.5 x 72cm
Humanity has used science to make sense of life since our existence, and interpreted events that it cannot interpret by associating them with supernatural forces and beliefs. Many cultures choose protective forms to prevent themself from the evil eye. One belief was the evil eye, representing the relations between the inner world and gazing. The amulet forms that emerged from the eye form have taken place in many different cultures as well as in Anatolian geography. In this work, I wanted to reconsider the protective forms of amulets that emerged only with the creation of man and have the principle of timelessness. I used the forms, techniques and symbols of the Turkish-Anatolian geography I am currently in. I brought together the traditional Turkish wall tile technique,ӂini" and traditional Turkish tile symbols, the forms used against the evil eye in Anatolia and the eye as a new interpretation.

Isabet-i Ayn / Evil Eye 3 2020

Technique: Underglaze Technique on Ceramic Tiles and Mirror Panel. Size: 76 x1.5 x 45cm
Humanity has used science to make sense of life since our existence, and interpreted events that it cannot interpret by associating them with supernatural forces and beliefs. Many cultures choose protective forms to prevent themself from the evil eye. One belief was the evil eye, representing the relations between the inner world and gazing. The amulet forms that emerged from the eye form have taken place in many different cultures as well as in Anatolian geography. In this work, I wanted to reconsider the protective forms of amulets that emerged only with the creation of man and have the principle of timelessness. I used the forms, techniques and symbols of the Turkish-Anatolian geography I am currently in. I brought together the traditional Turkish wall tile technique,ӂini" and traditional Turkish tile symbols, the forms used against the evil eye in Anatolia and the eye as a new interpretation.

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Dilan Atasayar

Turkey

https://dilanatasayar.myportfolio.com/

Dilan Atasayar was born in 1997 in Istanbul. In 2017, she earned a scholarship at the Islamic School of Arts (ISOA) in Iran and attended lectures about Philosophy of Islamic Art. In 2018, she studied as an exchange student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna in the Decoration Art and Environment Department. After graduating from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Traditional Turkish Arts, Turkish Tile and Ceramic Design Division in 2020, she started her Master's Degree in the same university and department. In addition to her ceramics and tile design education, she worked as a curator assistant and involved in the exhibition concept design works in various exhibitions. Currently, she continues her career and education in Istanbul.

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