Eser Afacan, Turkish painter, studied in Manchester, England before moving to Norway in 1978 to study Mathematics and Physics at the University of Bergen. As a student, he met norwegian artist Odd Nerdrum, in whose Oslo studio he subsequently worked. In 1986, Afacan had his first art display and from that date onwards has exhibited his work in many different countries: Norway, Turkey, USA, Canada.
His painting technique uses oil paints to create a transparent coat on the base layers, which are in tempera. After living between England and Norway until 1985, he moved to the United States before emigrating to Canada in 2003, settling down with his family in Kingston, Ontario.