Seda Turec is a multifaceted artist with a lifetime of trying to find a career that not only suites but also inspires. Trying a multitude of different crafts, being a true polymath. Not only being a strong creative but also technically minded Seda breaks the mold of what anyone would consider a traditional artist being trained in engineering, design and tattooing.
Precision is something that is clearly ingrained into Sedas mind and Craft; after all there are no second chances when you do a tattoo. The love for the use of digital mediums only gives a further confirmation of this love of perfection.
Many of us are on a quest to enjoy life but seldom do we achieve that goal Seda is an example of a person that has never compromised. These rare individuals serve as an example to the rest of humanity that anything is possible with the strength of the human spirit and pure determination.
Seda’s work thus far has been detailed and beautiful displaying an understanding of a beautiful visual language but also a gift for creating moving images in perfect motion. Below is one such work Space war.
That’s not to say that humor and fun doesn’t have place in her work another gif by Seda seen below is Angel.
Still imagery and beautiful composition is also an important part of Seda’s creation in the still work featured below (Colors and Monstera Leaves) this can be clearly seen. What I am saying is that Seda’s art is a reflection of her life polymath in nature just as the creator is.
As always, my introduction is just that the real profile is found below form the artist themselves.
What is your background in art, how did you get into crypto art?
I started drawing when I was 2 or 3 years old. Even though I wanted to be an artist since I was born, I followed the crowd in my country and became an engineer. It did not work out that well... After completing my degree, I moved to Paris for a one year program. I learned the basic principles about art and design which contains basic design, illustration, and drawing in French language. Then wanted to combine art with my engineering skills and had a Masters degree in Design and Technology in Turkey. After years of struggle, now I am able to work on my own, continue my art, do some coding and also follow my passion for technology. This plan was the one that would make me enjoy life...
What artists inspire you most?
Roland Topor is one of the most inspiring artists for me. I know that my work is completely different from his, but the way he expresses his emotions through his work has always fascinated me. You can see the darkness directly in his art, but also the humor.
Why do you create digital art?
I think the computer is a really powerful tool for an artist. I am not into it because it is a clean workspace or I have more freedom to make mistakes but I like to have several tools at the same time. It is really hard to use watercolor, ink, pastel and charcoal materials at the same time, on the same canvas if you are not creating a digital art. Also digital art gives me the freedom to animate my work. Do not misunderstand me, I love fine art and I love the messy workspaces 🙂
What is your process of creation?
Actually I do not have an exact, strict process. I have different processes for generative artworks and animated illustrations.
For illustrations, I generally start sketching with a charcoal pencil on a manifold paper. I know it is kinda unpopular if you are a digital artist but I love the old-fashioned way. I use Illustrator, Photoshop for drawing and editing part. Then if I want to animate my work, I pass to After Effects. But, I can say that my main tool in Illustrator.
For generative art - which is quite new for me - I use Processing software. It is based on Java but much easier than coding pure Java. My process generally is impulsive, I check some math functions, other people's work - their codes as well - and try to find my own way. As I said earlier, generative art is quite new for me, but I think it is really innovative.
Is there any meaning you want to get across with your artwork?
Well, I am not an optimistic person, actually I generally see the glass half empty. However my illustrations are mostly colorful and optimistic. I think, this will be so cliche but, there are too many evil, sadness and unfairness in the world.
Of course, art generally represents the real life and the facts but then again working with extensive color scheme represents, maybe, hope for a better future?
Right now I am working on a project about mental illnesses, I am planning to create 4-5 different pieces. I just finished the one about "depression", it is way too colorful. I want to increase awareness about mental health in a colorful and optimistic way...
Has crypto art impacted your life?
Yes, in a huge way. Even though I worked as a freelancer for a long time, creating logos, websites, tattoos etc, I was not publishing any illustrations of mine. I think, I needed a community where I felt a part of. People in crypto art have similar mindset, which is precious. I was already in crypto for 3 years, both swing trading and reading about the latest developments.
How does your work in tattooing impact your artistic process?
I love making tattoos but people's expectations can differentiate a lot. I am not a fan of changing a design multiple times, not because it takes time but because it makes me feel restricted. The uniqueness of a tattoo depends on the persons history and the energy between us.
What would you say to anyone thinking about becoming an artist?
I think someone should be aware of the difference between a painter and an artist. I think you should have the ability to add a piece of yourself to your work...
To own Work by Seda visit her store on the BAE here: https://www.blockchainartexchange.co.uk/artists/sturec/