Deniz Yildirim

Lucid, 2021

63 × 63 cm
Lucid is a piece l created as part of my ‘Reflections’ series. My passion lies in painting still life objects, accentuating the reflections of light and creating depth to items. I love adding different layers that are visible once we stop and are still enough to look closer. Objects are not always only what we see on first glimpse, rather they are sometimes vessels for us to look retrospectively. I’m endlessly fascinated by the appearance of objects based on beams of light and shadows with light changes. I’m finding a lot of peace and beauty in stillness and simplicity at the moment. I feel it holds space for us to delve deep within ourselves. I believe intent is the key to shape our lives and l strive to keep this at the core of my paintings. I enjoy painting with oils and acrylic equally, however decided to use acrylic to bring Lucid to life as l wanted to aim for a minimalist look with a clean palette on this particular piece. I hope you enjoy it as much as l enjoyed creating it.
Deniz was born in Melbourne, immersing herself in drawing and painting from a very young age. She participated in small local exhibitions during her younger years and a few overseas in recent times. Deniz took the long winded road of studying Tourism with a Philosophy Major at University before deciding she wanted to be an artist. In the last 8 years, she has lived in Istanbul, Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne and loves travelling with her husband and children. She spent 3 years living in Istanbul and along the Aegean coast of Turkey, participating in painting and ceramic courses using her time to create oil paintings and ceramic pieces. After spending 2 years living in the idyllic Blue Mountains of NSW, she has now established herself back in her hometown of Melbourne, launching her art business Deniz Art. She loves to read books to her family, bake cakes, go for long strolls, attend to her plants and is always creating something. Her studio is her zen place and she loves to spend time there meditating, procrastinating, planning and painting.

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