Deniz Defne Acerol was born in Hong Kong in 1990. She graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Department of Painting in 2013. Under the influence of Nedret Sekban and Ahmet Umur Deniz’s academic and figurative approach to painting she developed her own artistic style. She achieved graduating rank of third highest honor student, MSFAU class of 2013. In 2013, Deniz received Sakıp Sabancı Art Award and opened her first solo exhibition the same year. In 2016, she exhibited her works in Mamut Art Project in Istanbul. She continues her studies in her studio in Istanbul.
‘’The festive like subject matters of my paintings are highly detailed and sensitively depicted under the influence of nature and my own environment. As a figurative painter, to create transparent and fluent forms I prefer to work with water based mediums such as acrylic and ink. My passion about nature and interest in fables and mythology has led me to create my own anthropomorphic characters. During my journeys and everyday life, I record my impressions to my sketchbooks. I unify these memos with fables and mythological inspirations thus create my own stories. In order to create a vibrant atmosphere, I use dynamic lines and illustrative elements that are supported by color contrasts.’’