Birce Yıldız: MYSTICAL SEARCH —
As an abstract expressionist artist, Birce Yildiz contemplates concepts of the origin of Matter, Motion, Transformation, Fluidity, Formation, Universe, Universal Order, as well as repetitive forms in Nature and Cycles. From these contemplations she imagines wandering energy clouds in an eternal space, and draws snapshots of them in her mind. In her work Birce Yildiz is constantly looking for answers to the eternal question; 'Which form constitutes Universe?' After careful reading, she has reached the conclusion that the basic imaginary cumulus form of energy that she imagines, is actually 'Thorus model, a constant self-renewable and increasing energy form.' In the exhibition 'Mystical Search', Birce Yildiz's works are not necessarily a direct representation of Thorus model, instead her works are abstract expressions of the reflections of her imagination, as flows of energy in her memory.
The frequent use of the color purple evokes the mystical aspect of the exhibition. Birce Yildiz uses precious and semi-precious stones in her mixed-media technique for the purpose of capturing their energy sources in her work. Agate, Aventurine, Fluorite and Amethyst, are just a few examples of the precious stones that can be used in her works.