DILERA TOPALOGLU

Turkish expressionist painter Dilera Topaloglu born on December 1st, 1978 in Istanbul. 

She studied fine arts at Barry University in Miami and took courses at University of Miami on accessory design. Upon completing her studies in 2007 she returned to Istanbul and worked as a tattoo artist for 5 years.

She has been working with Mustafa Ozel at the Mustafa Ozel Arts Atelier since 2016, giving life to her colorful paintings. 

In her paintings, she utilizes strong and striking color techniques which span across both realistic and abstract touches. She incorporates acrylic paint, collaging and assemblage into her creations. 

During her improvised creative process, she captures the fleeting emotions of the moment in vivid color transitions, while exploring the interaction of acrylic paint with such speed. 

The bright and saturated colors in Dilera’s paintings transcend beyond the mundanities of everyday lifem while emphasizing her abstract and expressionistic plastic reality. 

 

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Also as a traveling enthusiast Dilera walked the El Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in Spain and published her first book "My Camino Diary" in January 2019 about her Camino experience. 

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