Hülya Özdemir

Meet Hülya

An illustrator and painter of watercolor portraits, Hülya was born in Istanbul in 1972, and has been living in Bodrum, in the South Aegean, for three years.

In her work we see women becoming increasingly self-confident; re-establishing their human identity.

Although, she focuses on predominantly female portraits, she does not set any restrictions on her drawings. What guides her is the understanding that a woman is a person who still struggles to exist in a male-dominated society, imprisoned in a role based on maintaining norms of society: tradition, morality, and family triangles, considered an asset whose desires, vulnerabilities and worries often do not reflect her feelings. In her artwork we see women becoming increasingly self-confident, re-establishing their human identity, as the artist enriches the exposition of these inner worlds with patterns.