AS IS | Elisabeth Sandikci

Artist

Based in Munich, Germany


We interviewed marvelous Elisabeth Sandikci about her art story, sources for inspiration, rituals while creating, and some tips for those who are just starting




A: Please, tell us a bit more about yourself. What brought you into art?


E: Already as a child, I went to an Art School and had my first exhibition. Not only painting was my passion, but also theater, dancing, and ceramics. As a teenager, I had to give a break to art, following the wish of my parents - to visit a „normal“ school and to have a „stable“ job. Times were different than nowadays. Kind of a pity.

However, after school, nothing was „normal“. I connected the „stable job“ with my passions and established an Art Language School, where kids and adults learn languages through painting, theater, dancing, and many more.

In 2019 I sold the business to focus on myself and my own art.



A: What inspires you the most?


E: People. Situations. Characters. Habits. Life experiences.


A: Do you have any specific rituals while working(creating)?


E: Yes, music!


A: What would you recommend to someone who's new to art (rather artist or just an admirer), what to begin with?


E: Let your hands follow your heart and thoughts.


A: Your top 3 favorite adjectives related to art?


E: Colorful, meaningful, influential



A: The best angle to look at art is from ... ?


E: Your own angle, your open-mind-angle.




A: The Perfect phrase to start any conversation about art is:...?


E: Nothing is perfect, just choose a phrase you like!


A: Must-read books to talk about art (or do we even need them)?


E: I do not like the „you must“ phrase. There is no „you must“ do this or that to talk about art.


A: If you could change one thing in the art world - what would it be?


E: I would change the „you must do“ system at art schools.


A: Please, share your favorite quote (not necessarily related to art)


E: If they throw you out through the door, get back through the window - that being said, NEVER GIVE UP!

A: Thank you!

E: Thank you too!



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