Asli Erel was born in Istanbul in 1980 and is currently pursuing her artistic interests in light of the progress of Islam and other celestial religions. What is evident in her work is how the spiritual repercussions impact on us. Her stylized perspective regarding traditional calligraphy and Islamic arts targets Sufistic philosophy. She is also a photographer but her work that was on show at Lahd Gallery was oil on canvas.
Erel’s work demonstrates her love of screen-printing or serigraphy, which she has been doing since her high school days. In 1998 she began at the workshop of Architect-Muralist Semih Irtes who was also her master. Having attended courses in Decorative Arts at Topkapi Palace she then went on to study at Yildiz Technical University. Having graduated in 2003 she then followed up her studies with more at ArtRumi where she explored traditional Turkish arts, often working with wood, classical mats and canvas. Lahd Gallery announced her premiere at Asli Erel – Letters and Art of War propelling her to the London and International Art Scene.