Ayse Sirin Budak
Born and raised in Istanbul, Ayse Sirin Budak is a self-taught artist who currently pursues her passion for art by creating with and around her two little girls and her husband at her home studio in New York. After graduating in 2010 with a B.A. in Political Science, she spent almost 5 years working on private cooperations in New York City. Becoming a first time mom in 2015, is precisely what gave her the time and the courage to teach herself painting; the life-long passion. Having had no professional art training gives her the encouragement and freedom to simply create from her heart.
Her interpretation of aesthetic form through the integration of color, architecture, sculpture and landscape includes of no rules nor methods. Her unique technique involves creating directly with her materials rather than first sketching. It is safe to say that all her works are completely intuitional and spontaneity is the key in her works. What most strikes about her works is the use of ‘color’. She considers color to be an instrument that served a greater purpose, which was to evoke our most basic emotions, and makes sure the color she uses becomes the subject in itself.
She mainly creates in mixed media, mostly acrylic, natural ink and fabric on cotton paper or linen canvas. She emphasizes the concept of 'wabi sabi', the beauty of imperfection, which is the reason she is naturally drawn to painting on handmade cotton paper and linen canvas; for their distinctive uniqueness and imperfect textures.