Interview with Mehmet Ihlasi

Interview with Mehmet Ihlasi

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

Since I have been in the creative industry for so long already, I have dabbled in many facets of it and kept wanting to discover more. I think my thirst for exploration kept me going and now, here I am.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Like I said, keep exploring and never let your thirst for exploration die out. The world, being a work of art itself, is home to so many works of art that inspiration can never finish. Therefore, one can never possibly think they have done all they can with their art.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

Except my friends and family who were obviously huge pillars of support for me, I am infinitely thankful to everyone who supports me in any way that they can. I’m grateful to my clients who have trusted me with work and have given me words of encouragement and acknowledgement. For an artist, validation and appreciation is the fuel that keeps them going.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I think every artist brings goodness to the world, because they put forward their interpretation of art, adding to existing beauty that already decorates the world around us.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

“Art is too important not to share.” – Romero Britto

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

Readers who are interested in seeing my art or looking for inspiration can follow me on both my Instagram accounts @ihlasivelit and @velitihlasi.