Artist Statement

My paintings express freedom of movement in an illusory infinite space. I am inspired by the California Light and Space Movement, hard-edge painting and sacred geometry. Taking a fresh approach to these traditions, I introduce a soft palette and delicate pattern, re-framing these classic visual ideas into a new language.

Central to my compositions are motifs derived from the window grills of the Blue Mosque in my hometown of Istanbul, Turkey. My work focuses on the interplay of flat surfaces colliding with a lace grid, evoking deep space, intersected by veils of transparent color. I compare this contemporary grid to music in its ability to convey emotions and ideas without relying on recognizable forms. 

It is my intention to capture the resonance of the immaterial with light, color and movement. My paintings reflect universal ideas that call the viewer to contemplate nuanced possibilities of meaning. Geometric forms facilitate the communicative and meditative emotions and represent the feminine aspect of spirit, replicated in the interplay between light and shadow. 

 

Bio

Veda B Kaya was born and raised in Istanbul, where she became involved in the arts at a young age. She lived in Holland and Belgium before immigrating to Los Angeles, California.

Kaya graduated with a BFA from California State University, Long Beach. Her active studio work focuses solely on painting. Kaya lives in the Santa Monica Mountains where the beauty and solitude of nature inspire her to create.

The artist has exhibited at various galleries, including: Walter Maciel, Coagula Curatorial, Arena 1, The Loft at Liz’s, Gallery 825, Groundspace Project, The San Francisco Art Commissions, Berkeley Art Center, Art Share LA, Torrance Art Museum and The San Diego Art institute. Her work is in numerous private collections in the US and Europe.