I discovered her and her work some « JOYA »s ago ….. in 2013, exhibited with the members of MADEN school …. LOVE at first sight for her BLUE jewels …. and impressed by this … SOLAR person !
And this impression of « SOLAR » remains, when you go for searching information to her website ! First thing, I go to the page « about », and there, usually, very complex, philosophical, psychological, aesthetic explanations … With Burcu Sulek ?
EVIDENCE, SIMPLICITY, and a BIG, CLEAR, SOLAR SMILE, with these words :
« I am taking great pleasure in creating what I love. «
Directly, a SMASH, a SPLASH, a WAOUW of simplicity, happiness, beauty !!! For me, mixed with the souvenir of these BLUE jewels, in one word, MEDITERRANEAN !!
Then, you go to the page « works » … and there, the same splash of evidence, with the different titles : « caves of HOPE », « HOLES of EMPTINESS », « EMPTINESS », « JUST », « BLOOMING HAPPINESS » and « REBORN » (with no dates, nowhere, so, no way!, you can’t « psycho-analyse » these titles …. …) So you search, as we say in french « on cherche la petite bête » (translated by « being nit-picky », « nitpicking »), « emptiness » ??? ha ha ….. some sadness ? some bad period ? and no, even there, in these « holes » or in this « emptiness » the sun arrives with its light and clarity : « Sometimes you find absolute fullness in sole emptiness », or « In this world of trickery, emptiness is what your soul wants… » …… Holes can be there, emptiness too, but they are just the « dark face » necessary to make the « bright face » exist ….
And this sentence « We all have hopes, plant yours in the caves » is SO full of HOPE !!! so simple, so gentle, so EVIDENT !!
And then ? Well, It made me feel so safe, so fine ….. that just no need of jewels !!!
So give us just a SPLASH of PLEASURE with my first love of BLUE !
Burcu Sulek - EMPTINESS « In this world of trickery, emptiness is what your soul wants… » BROOCH Bronze, Sponge ~ 3x4cm
Burcu Sulek « I cannot have enough of this blue » (me too !!!) Detail from new unique piece of Emptiness Collection… silver necklace cobalt blue/yves klein blue
Burcu Sulek 2015 emptiness collection silver necklace sponge kobalt blue
Burcu Sulek - « Just dived into marvelous mediterranean sea and opened the season! This unique brooch especially has the beautiful blues and greens of mediterranean… » - emptiness collection – sponge silver blue green brooch
Burcu Sulek - Reborn brooch in Yves Klein blue … reborn collection silver sponge cobalt blue/yves klein blue brooch recycled jewelry
Burcu Sulek Mammatus Earrings in cobalt blue and white fresh water pearl… New collection ‘Mammatus’ gets it’s name from the beautiful formation of mammatus clouds, the nature is again the biggest inspiration…
Burcu Sülek graduated from the Department of Industrial Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. After working for several international brands for 13 years, Sülek created her own jewelry collection under the name of « Çağdaş Takı. » Her works have been exhibited in various galleries in Turkey and Europe. Sülek continues her work in Istanbul. (TurkishCulture)