BIOGRAPHY Derya Ozparlak Toronto-based Canadian artist working in animation, stop-motion, sculpture, mixed media and installation. Derya graduated with an Honours BFA in Sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Anadolu University in Turkey. Her work is about navigating identities, such as gender identity, immigrant identity and discrimination, cultural Diversity and Multiculturalism, and urban transformation. Her artworks are held in corporate, private, museum and public collections. She has participated in numerous groups, solo exhibitions, art fairs, and symposiums in Canada, France, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the US, Spain, Lebanon, Germany and Italy. She is now pursuing her second BFA at OCAD University in the area of Experimental Animation.

Pandoras Balloon 2

“Pandoras Balloon 2” Pandora’s Balloon – this piece is inspired by the classic “Pandora’s Box” mythological story. In my piece, He has no hope for his life and he doesn’t realize that the red balloon symbolizes a sense of Hope. His statue represents hopelessness. The struggle to be optimistic is strongly represented in his body…

Migration

“Migration” This piece is one of my earlier balloon concepts. Although she is physically immigrating, the art indicates that she is moving toward a new era in her life. History This piece is one of my earlier balloon concepts. Although she is physically immigrating, the art indicates that she is moving toward a new era…

Space

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Drawings

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Erotic Period

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