Various trips, seeing people and places interpreted by their customs, language and traditions, getting involved with Western literature and tales like One Thousand and One Nights, all have led me to get interested in social documentary and ethnology, in order to search for life among all these. It also led me to embrace the particular form of reality that is visible in documentary cinema, not what we see in the motif of life every day.
My subjects are usually those who are trapped by their social position in which they played no role; those who are capable of change but are not ambitious enough, people who have tried so hard but are not satisfied because of historical injustice. As an artist, a constant Grotesque has always been there for me, as well as the effort to re-create hope which makes me continue to create artworks.
All these make me think that all people are heroes in their lives. It just has to be a camera to record them and a narrative mind to be able to compose them in a principally effective and structured way. The outcome of this process is brought together in the form of an artwork through some kind of playfulness (to ridicule serious issues or vice versa, as well as maximal exaggeration or some formal and verbal games, etc.), in order to bring today’s rational human to another world, and bring it back as an ecstatic being. In the meantime, the audience sometimes gets upset and cries, and sometimes cackled in laughter.