Derya Erdem

Derya Erdem The subjects I use in my paintings derive from personal, cultural and social experiences, reflecting my interest in the relation between human nature, environment and social conditions. Daily journeys with my camera to new places, discovering or rediscovering events and happenings is my passion and has been an important influence in my work. I take photos of people, urban life, rural landscapes washed beaches, moulded walls, colours and textures. In this case I use the camera like a sketch book, not necessarily considering myself as a photographer.

I am delighted to find objects washed and travelled from miles away on the beach or the colour combinations of piled rubbish on the street but returning to the studio I find no more interest with the formal aspect of the object itself anymore. For me the process of painting functions as a way to create a psychological link between the exterior and inner world. In order to access the unconditioned subconscious mind I start with no formal idea and refuse to sketch. Improvisation allows me to separate the natural actions from the complexity of the ego and be free and loose. Exploring different combinations of materials and different techniques of applications I put many layers upon layer, washing, erasing, scratching until I recognize them like remembering a vague dream. At first with strong contrast of colours the paintings can appear like abstract structures. They can also represent semi figurative abstract and surrealistic style.


Aurora


90 x 90 cms

Oil on canvas

Ref. 19469


£2,250.00



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Back To The Harbour


75 x 85 cms

Acrylic on board

Ref. 8249


£1,495.00



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Bird And Bull


40 x 40 cms

Oil on canvas

Ref. 19484


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Birds Along The Cliff


75 x 85 cms

Mixed media on board

Ref. 19478


£1,495.00



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Blue Boat


80 x 90 cms

Acrylic on board

Ref. 8976


£1,750.00



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Blue Dusk


Acrylic on board

Ref. 8254


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Bright Morning in Harbour


110 x 120 cms

Acrylic on board

Ref. 8975


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Chase


40 x 40 cms

Oil on canvas

Ref. 19490


£595.00



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Climb Over The Sand Dune


Acrylic on board

Ref. 8255


£1,495.00



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Conversation II


40 x 40 cms

Oil on canvas

Ref. 19482


£595.00



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Cross the Valley


35 x 35 cms

Mixed media on board

Ref. 8885


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Crux


100 x 100 cms

Oil on canvas

Ref. 19471


£2,350.00



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Cumulus I


110 x 120 cms

Mixed media on board

Ref. 15636


£2,650.00



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Cumulus II


100 x 120 cms

Mixed media on board

Ref. 15637


£2,550.00



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Distance Sunset


70 x 80 cms

Acrylic on board

Ref. 8251


£1,350.00



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Dogs Bark At The Hedge


40 x 40 cms

Oil on canvas

Ref. 19483


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Dreamcatcher


75 x 85 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 19477


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Flux


91 x 91 cms

Oil on canvas

Ref. 19468


£2,250.00



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Go! Said The Bird


100 x 100 cms

Oil on canvas

Ref. 19473


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Goat Stare


40 x 40 cms

Oil on canvas

Ref. 19486


£595.00



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Head in the Clouds


85 x 95 cms

Mixed media on board

Ref. 23707


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Innermost


40 x 40 cms

Oil on canvas

Ref. 19487


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Lemon Tree


75 x 85 cms

Mixed media on board

Ref. 15638


£1,495.00



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Like Riding A Rocking Horse


61 x 76 cms

Oil on canvas

Ref. 19475


£1,350.00



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Neverland


81 x 81 cms

Oil on canvas

Ref. 19476


£1,550.00



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Patches Of The Sky


110 x 120 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 19474


£2,650.00



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Qi Ball


80 x 100 cms

Oil on canvas

Ref. 19470


£2,250.00



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Rocking Horse


40 x 40 cms

Oil on canvas

Ref. 19485


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Scarlet Patches


65 x 75 cms

Acrylic on board

Ref. 8252


£1,200.00



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Seashell


Acrylic on board

Ref. 8253


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Silent Noise


35 x 35 cms

Mixed media on board

Ref. 8884


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Silent Noise II


35 x 35 cms

Mixed media on board

Ref. 12713


£695.00



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Sitting Cow Contemplating The World


40 x 40 cms

Oil on canvas

Ref. 19488


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Spring Fiesta


40 x 40 cms

Oil on canvas

Ref. 19480


£595.00



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Summit-The Energetic Shift


110 x 120 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 19467


£2,650.00



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The Conversation


18 x 25 cms

Ink and wash on paper

Ref. 19491


£395.00



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The Dreamer


40 x 40 cms

Oil on canvas

Ref. 19489


£595.00



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The Valley


70 x 85 cms

Mixed media on board

Ref. 18893


£1,450.00



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The Valley Walk


64 x 74 cms

Acrylic on board

Ref. 18892


£1,200.00



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Two Cats Mexican Stand Off


40 x 40 cms

Oil on canvas

Ref. 19481


£595.00



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Windy Walk


75 x 85 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 19479


£1,495.00



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Woodland Dusk


100 x 120 cms

Oil on board

Ref. 19472


£2,650.00



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