About Me & My Work
My name is Feza Velicangil, and I was born in 1970 in Isparta/Turkey.
Creativity and art have always been a determinant in my life.
First, I chose the life of an artist. During this time, my path and many other artists' paths crossed, and I was amazed by their production.
These encounters opened a new window in my life and have led me to spend the following eight years as a gallerist. I have founded two galleries, one in İstanbul and the other in Vienna.
I have been on the 'business side' of art when I was a gallery manager. Bringing artworks together with people gave me the greatest joy.
That's what I am doing here now for my production. It makes me happy when people like my artwork and products made with them so much that they want to acquire it. I think this is the ultimate way of communication for an artist.
I can venture to call my visual productions designs perhaps more so than art. And on this page, I am humbly offering ways of making use of them.
Symbols are minimal forms of communication. Despite their simplicity, they can give us directions and point out connections. In addition to their everyday use, people, cities, states, and organizations also identify and define themselves with symbols. That makes the symbols indispensable to our life.
For me, the alphabet lies at the top of all symbols. With the alphabet, words are created that reflect our language and our thinking.
My fascination with watercolors, on the other hand, initially motivated me to create this series. Watercolors, with the richness of the colors, the unpredictable way of paint distributes itself on a beautiful uneven paper, makes a charming, attractive image. This unpredictability of the texture effectuates a surprise factor.
I also like painting horoscope signs. I have a great interest in Astrology. Mostly considered superstitious in modern societies, I find its use in ancient civilizations fascinating alongside astronomy. And not to forget mentioning a large number of people love to describe themselves through their astrological signs in our modern societies.
I would be happy if you drop a line and tell me what you think.
A special thank you to Babsi Daum for this beautiful photo.