Lot 61 - Özlem Thompson - The Dreamer
Acrylic on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Born in Istanbul, Özlem Sorlu Thompson paints in the flat where Piet Mondrian made his art studio in London. With Mondrian her influences also include the great expressionist artist Kandinsky and abstract surrealist Joan Miró. Özlem’s works have already made their way into the homes of renowned celebrities such as actress Anita Dobson and her husband Brian May, musical theatre star Maria Friedman, actor Andy Nyman, and private collectors all around the world. She is one of seven leading artists whose designs are featured on giant fibreglass eggs for the Platinum Jubilee celebration of Queen Elizabeth II in 2022.
Creative Women International & British Council, Workshop Attendance Certificate, 2015.
2011 Studied Under Mehmet Senyer Artist and Sculptor, Istanbul, Turkey.
2010 London School of Business and Finance, School of English.
2007-2010 Botany, Master’s Degree with Published Thesis, Classification of Exotic Plants and their Morphological Usage in Industrial Design, Istanbul University, Turkey.
2002-2007 Faculty of Science, Bachelor’s Degree, Biology, University of Anatolia, Turkey.
2022 ‘Eggs of an Era’ Sculpture Design Display for The Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, Elephant Family, Clarence Court
2022 To Me, To You, Group Show London
2021 Into The Cosmere, Group Show London
2020 Boomer Gallery, London ‘Colour Boom’ Group Show
2020 London, 'Art for Art's Sake 2', Virtual Exhibition
2020 Madrid, ‘Summer Tracks’, Spain
2020 Frikifish Barcelona, ’The Confinement Chronicle’, Spain
2020 March Talented Art Fair 2020, London
2019 November Group Exhibition, 15 Bateman Street Gallery, London ‘Night Collectors’.
2019 March-May, Group Exhibition, Redart Gallery, London
2019 January, Creates Gallery, Emerging Artists Prize Group Exhibition, Wales
2018 December, Group Exhibition, Van Der Plas Gallery, Manhattan, NYC, ‘Call of Walls’
2018 December, Group Exhibition, Vagabond London, ‘Prints and Patterns’
‘Best in Show’, Orange Exhibition, Texas 2020
‘Top Ten Artist Awards’, Precious Magazine Hong Kong 2019
‘Honourable Artist’ mention, Art Awards, Tokyo
I am an independent artist, collaborating with galleries (for short exhibition terms) and brands globally.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Sunset I’, ‘Sunset II’ and ‘The Dreamer’ were created in a deep meditative state, my aim was to create a peaceful imaginary landscape, sun setting, to create a perfect scene to fullfill our inner world. The viewers gaze can range around at leisure as if immersed in a beautiful sunset, where time flows without measure.
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