Born in Sinop on October 22, 1976, Ali Elmacı graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University with a BA degree in Painting.
His works major on criticism of rulership, media, power, social patterns and popular culture which are put forth with a contemporary interpretation to classical painting. Comprised mainly of painting, in recent years drawings, video and sculptures have been added to his portfolio. Elmacı’s
extensively colorful works filled with glamorous and fantasy-like elements, gives the audience a dramatic interpretation of societal or personal situations while caricaturizes forms. As the artist states, his works presented in series in which he ‘depicts the ugly’, is loaded with dramatic irony of today’s world in its every way.
Ali Elmacı lives and works in Istanbul.