Ozlem Sen was born in 1966 in Ankara Turkey. She studied in a french school and moved to Izmir when she was 16 with her family. Ozlem then moved to Istanbul for university when she was 18.
Ozlem graduated from Istanbul Technical University and has a diploma of civil engineering but she wanted to do something different and ended up in business management. Ozlem started working for L’Oreal group in 1993 as a product manager and made her way up the ranks soon after. Ozlem has lived and worked in Turkey, France, and Australia as a General Manager for L’Oreal.
Ozlem has travelled half of the world for business and pleasure. She always loved using her hands to create things, and she always had a passion for paintings and collage. She’s been creating things since childhood. After 19 years in the corporate world, Ozlem decided to quit her management role in corporate life and started giving all her energy into art.
Ozlem loves bringing pieces together; that is why her artworks are made of many different materials that she finds and collects as she walks along the beaches, through the woods, along streets in many different countries; in fact anywhere she finds inspiration. Ozlem collects whatever she thinks might be of use from seashells to magazine cut outs to egg shells. She categorises them according to their texture, color, shape and size and brings all these pieces together by her creativity on canvases and on boards by using acrylic colours as well. Ozlem’s work is very different and uniquely thought of which really is worth investigation!
Ozlem’s exhibition continues until Sunday 18 March 2012. Prices for her highly original works range between $100 and $1250.
one hundredth gallery is for everyone new to art
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