Between the Lines
Sevcan was born in a small town in Turkey and moved to England at the age of five. Feeling lost between three
languages, she turned to art as a form of expression. The boundless nature of drawings drew Sevcan in and she continues
to rejoice in its wonders.
Sevcan's first exhibition, entitled 'Body Language', showcased her figure drawings and explored a range of abstract concepts. She then went on to exhibit her brown collection exploring the connection between art and music at her "Art blooms when words fail" exhibition. She has since participated in many group and solo exhibitions with each collection exploring the overarching theme of interconnectivity.
Sevcan's work relies predominantly on line to convey ideas and varies in medium and style. The lines found in the human form and those found in nature, especially within trees, have been a great source of inspiration for her. She often combines them to represent Dependent Origination, that nothing exists all on its own. All phenomena, both physical and mental, are interconnected.
Sevcan has always been inspired by the cyclical nature of things and as a result often featured circles in her work. She has even written and illustrated a story about a circle entitled 'Relationshapes'. She later became entranced with the Japanese ensō, a circle hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create. It symbolises absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and mu (the void).
Sevcan is one of the founding members of Kurdish Art Fair, a biannual exhibition celebrating history and culture. She participates in Carshalton Artist's Open Studios every year and is a member of Arts Network Sutton. Sevcan also designs music album artwork for bands and musicians.