Alea Pinar Du Pre
Turkish self-taught and internationally acclaimed artist, Alea Pinar du Pre, portrays vibrant large-scale artworks with a pop art twist. With an immense curiosity in the nature of reality, Pinar Du Pre creates artistic metaphors within her mixed media collage portraits, building on the synthetic intensity of digital art while administrating inner perceptiveness.
As an Austrian/Turkish Painter born in Vienna, Alea Pinar Du Pre has been influenced deeply by the artist of Künstlerhaus and Wiener Werkstaette. As a highly talented autodidact she started painting and is now an internationally acclaimed artist exhibiting her work in galleries and at art fairs around the world. Pinar Du Pre is an artist with an immense curiosity in the nature of reality. The insights of quantum mechanics and M theory point to a universe that’s undivided, in which all parts merge and unite in one totality. The ultimate nature of physical reality is not as a collection of separate objects (as it appears), but instead an undivided whole in a dynamic state of flux. Inspired by these findings Pinar Du Pre creates artistic metaphors reflecting this more challenging view of a very new kind of reality. Her work explores the territory between the world ‘out there’ and our very different ‘worlds within’. Building on the synthetic intensity of digital art, her figurative style depicts a familiar but warped daily life. Paying tribute to one of her main influences, Pinar describes her style as “Jugendstil Pop-Art”. But where Pop was stimulated by the iconography of materialism and the mass culture of its time, her vision is more intimate in its subversive intent. Her aim is to help administer a small dose of inner perceptiveness. Looking into and beyond the canvas, she hopes we will find new ways to narrate what we see. Each piece has its own narrative, designed to stimulate the audience to reflect on the blurred playground that bridges the visible and invisible, reality and perception. ‘What is reality?’ is the central theme across the series and in each painting, we glimpse only a fraction, before it escapes.