Hayal Pozanti: Interview

Hayal Pozanti, Technocream, acrylic on wood panel, 45 x 45 inches, 2014 (courtes
Hayal Pozanti, Technocream, acrylic on wood panel, 45 x 45 inches, 2014 (courtesy of the artist)

Joseph Akel interviews painter Hayal Pozanti about her work.

Pozanti remarks: "[early on] my practice was based on images that I would collect from the Internet. I was really engrossed in that culture of image collecting, collaging. But I realized that I couldn’t propose something new by appropriating things. I wanted to step away from the computer, because I was spending so much time in front of the screen, sitting there staring at something with dozens of tabs open. I decided to invent my own language, through abstraction."