Tayfun Yilmaz on art, autism and creating a brand for social inclusion.
Do we all need to be “normal” or can we create a better and more equal society with our differences? Do we need to talk, or can art tell our stories to others? Remo is a designer brand of an autistic young artist Remzi. Twelve years ago, he began to draw his thoughts, feelings, desires and never stopped. Later, he began creating sculptures out of his drawings. Five years ago, his brother Tayfun launched a brand for him to introduce his art. The brand became his access to the outside world. Through different projects, Remzi touched on the lives of other persons with autism, collaborated with autistic talents in Norway, inspired families that their autistic siblings are not abnormal but different. Remzi continues to create, Remo continues to inspire and make a change.