Yeliz Yorulmaz's artworks are beautifully handmade. Using mixed mediums she creates vivid and quirky scenes exploring both femininity and modern culture.
She uses an array of materials; from fabrics, magazine cut-outs, paper and thread to create her aesthetically appealing artworks. She enjoys the process of creating, particularly the process of sewing by hand. 'I love working with fabric and thread because I am very fond of their soft and smooth nature. I admire amazingly rich world of magazines and I use their printed cut-outs quite often. ' She often sews through her artworks using a symbolic 'road' or 'path' motif. The busy paths lead the eye across her artwork in a hap-hazard fashion. Yeliz enjoys making the often random qualities of her work seemingly coherent through her sewing lines.
Yeliz takes inspiration from her daily encounters and the work of Mathew Barney. ' A view from my house’s window or a sudden memory from my past or just a thrown piece of fabric gives me the idea to start a piece. Then, I play with that idea and explore different materials to produce the finished work.'
Yeliz Yorulmaz is a Sydney based emerging artist who has studied Psychology and Fine Arts in Turkey. She has exhibited her works at Gaffa Gallery, TAP Gallery in Sydney and numerous galleries in Istanbul.