Eliff Karadayı —
— Karadayı became acknowledged as a major young
representative of Pop Art in Turkey.
The artist, Eliff Karadayi graduated from the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of Yeditepe University in Istanbul, but never lost her deep interest in art throughout the way. She got her initial instructions in art at the atelier of Nevin Çetin. What is interesting is that she kept undermining her talent despite great approval of her works from all around until she was qualified for an overseas scholarship that she applied for, through a friend’s persuation.
Her acceptance at the San Francisco School of art which she never attended strengthened her self-confidence in this respect. Later on she was offered a position as an assistant at NYU followed by an offer from Science Po Paris to teach an elective course in collage and sculpture.
In the meantime her recognition and demand for her art was on the rise in the Turkish Art medium and sought by a large variety of collectors looking specifically for promising young artists. Before long she became acknowledged as a major young representative of Pop Art in Turkey.