The Art


I get inspiration from the Nature of Consciousness, as well as the Consciousness of Nature, and the human element within these topics. 

Eastern miniature art and calligraphy are natural influences from my background. I prefer using spontaneous washes of water-based media to emphasise the randomness of life. 

I then add many small details between growing multiple layers, within each artwork. 

The spontaneity of my starting process and the intricate details I use to narrate a story resonates with Tim Garland’s music. 

Esra Kizir Gokcen
Esra Kizir Gokcen
Esra Kizir Gokcen

The Moment Of Departure project has been an exciting cross-arts collaboration. We covered 3 aspects to reflect and create in our own genres. 

I had the chance to challenge myself to understand and express a new approach in painting The Forever Seed series which comprises nine separate yet linked canvases. 

Equally, Tim has written 4 new pieces inspired by my Sail To Hope artworks which tells the story of migration. 

And overall, with the addition of the Moment of Departure element, 

Tim’s album and my new artworks became the embodiment of empathy and creative communication all aiming to cultivate HOPE.

Esra Kizir Gokcen

"Esra Kizir Gokcen (EKG) has communicated an adventure without horizon. There is both magnitude and intimacy in these works. Often unsettling swirling abstractions spill over with movement, as well as, within the constant theme of nautical disorientation, an abiding and beautiful sense of Hope. In the detail and discipline there lies the improvised abandon that seeded each composition, there is a music in this collection that is truly unique."

– Tim Garland

"Take a close look, and in getting to know her better, you’ll see how, through its noble dedication, her intuitively-detailed, intimate work can take you to different places, of other possibilities."

– David White, Art Mag UK

"Creating art that can be applied to global issues and our personal lives, Esra Kizir Gokcen's artworks are a beacon of hope in a world that can often seem dark and foreboding"

– Tabish Khan, London Art Critic

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