Ekin Buyuksahin, artist from Ankara, Turkey. Photography © E. Buyuksahin

1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.

I’m an illustration based artist and currently living in İzmir/Turkey. I got my bachelor’s degree on Viola from Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Performing Arts in 2008. My interest in visual arts goes back to my childhood. Besides my music studies starting from age 7, I always had the impulse to create in different avenues; I’ve tried to improve and develop myself as a versatile artist.

When I was in high school, I started with small drawings, then extended my visual perspective with photography during my undergraduate years. I believe that I would not have been able to create the way I am currently without my previous music education. Patience, self-discipline and inspiration were the pillars of my music education which translated into my performance as an artist. My journey and experiments continue to grow together with me.

Heartache, 2020 © Ekin Buyuksahin

2.What are your favorite museums in the world? Why?

There are many museums that I’ve been in and of course there are many more that are waiting to be discovered. However, the Louisiana Museum was the one that impressed me the most. A couple of years ago I had a chance to visit the Louisiana Museum in Denmark.