Secil Erel, contemplates on intuition and employs the method of chance in her solo exhibition entitled A Separated Reality. The collection of works are outcomes of a transition that she has been through personally and professionally. The series are results of mediations on a wide array of themes, while the compositions rise on the encounters she swam through during her journey. Through these paintings, she attempts and steps into another world of realm, her layers gain dimensions, her compositions gain curves and at times figures. Her abstraction tenses into a figuration while her compositions burst into abstractions. It is a fine balance, and a talented act to keep both vital forces in equilibrium.
The wisdom of painting, as she names it, starts and ends with equanimity: a healthy distance to be enwrapped with colour, enchanted by light and calmed by the clarity of acceptance. Erel’s inquiry into the unknown, embracing not-knowing as a trait to her urgency for production, is a demanding battle. Through which, her use of colour, her sense of light and construction of multi-dimensionality on a two-dimensional space of expression, is remarkable. Her use of expanded canvas, utilizing more than three panels into an installation, is almost a compulsory act for the manifestation of her truth. Erel’s meditations of concepts she has adhered to her paintings, her expansion of the use of form, resonate with Ancient Eastern philosophies and the wisdoms collated through spiritual experience. However,