Azime Sarıtoprak was born in 1987 in Merzifon. She completed her undergradute studies in Painting at Marmara University Faculty of Education. She then went on to Mimar Sinan Faculty Fine Arts where she recieved her masters degree in Painting. So far, Sarıtoprak’s works have been exhibited in her two solo show and various group exhibitions.
Sarıtoprak explains the theme of her works with refernces to her first solo exhibition:
“The period when I felt that I was painting in the real sense of the word includes the Miyazaki adventure. During my first encounter with painting, I was under the influence of films of Hayao Miyazaki. Thanks to them, I found a way to express myself, because they helped me overcome my biggest longings. Later on, rather than overcoming these longings, I decided to express the longing itself. By carrying the traditional idioms of my village into my paintings I concreted the situation. In general, this process represents the expression of my crisis in urban life and my longings for village. The “here – there” dilemma of my life reflects on my drawings with its every aspect, often with my vision from here and often from there.