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 .
Alea Pinar Du Pre is an artist with an immense curiosity in the nature of reality. And reality isn't what it's been cracked up to be! The insights of science 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 Alea creates artistic methaphors 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’.
Her paintings portray the fact that our perceptions of solid reality are as deceptively virtual as everything else in a world the mind molds as readily as plastic.
Her technique also involves a fusion of materials, outlooks and diverse inspirations. Building on the synthetic intensity of digital art, her figurative style depicts a familiar but warped daily life. Her works are a medley of the virtuality of our perception represented by new media and digital arts and the tangable reality of our daily lifes represented by ‘old media’ with substances like acryilics, gilding and epoxy glass. Her choice of materials - acrylics, printed elements, and layers of gilt captured under an epoxy lens - represents another aspect of the layered reality she aims to depict.
Paying tribute to her main influences, Alea 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 a fraction of it, before it escapes.
"Each mind always contains the whole picture, but with a limited perspective. Because we each have different experiences, each perspective is also valid and equally distorted. Our brains mathematically construct objective reality by interpreting frequencies that are ultimately projections form another dimension, a deeper order of existence that is beyond both space and time. My endless questioning the nature of our existence stems from an insatiable curiosity and an unfathomable love for truth. I believe in the sacredness of the human experience. Art is a canvas to mutate my curiosity into a form I can share – to transfer scientific curiosity into pictures - to give form to the formless.”
As an Austrian/Turkish Painter born in 1972 Alea Pinar Du Pre has been influenced deeply by the artist of Künstlerhaus and Wiener Werkstaette. As a highly talented autodidact Pınar Du Pre started painting early on. With the age of six she had produced about 500 drawn paper dolls. With age 13 she painted her first oil colour figures and invented an oil colour printing technique. Between 1995 – 2005 she produced a series of cubistic oil paintings on wood picturing street scenes of Istanbul. In 2006 she developed her current technique in which she mixes digital art with ‘the real world’, a technique which she calls media fusion.
2018 Singapore Artstage (Emmanuel Fremin Gallery)
2018 Palm Beach Art Fair (Emmanuel Fremin Gallery)
2017 Miami - Scope Miami (Emmanuel Fremin Gallery)
2017 Istanbul - Istanbul Contemporary Art Fair (Redart Gallery)
2017 Dublin - Solo Show (Sol Art Gallery)
2017 New York - AFF New York (Emmanuel Fremin Gallery)
2017 Hong Kong - AFF (Emmanuel Fremin Gallery)
2017 Dublin - Artsource Ireland (Sol Art Gallery)
2016 Miami - Scope Miami (Emmanuel Fremin Gallery)
2016 Istanbul - Istanbul Contemporary Art Fair (Redart Gallery)
2016 Singapore - AFF Singapore (Gama Gallery)
2016 Dublin - Artsource Ireland (Sol Art Gallery)
2016 Istanbul - Girls Girls Girls Exhibition (Karbon Gallery)
2016 Bristol - AFF Bristol (Sol Art Gallery)
2016 Bodrum - Muse Art Festival Xuma Yalıkavak
2016 Heath - AFF Heath (Sol Art Gallery)
2016 Southampton - Art Hamptons (Emmanuel Fremin Gallery)
2016 Hampstead - AFF Hampstead (Sol Art Gallery)
2016 Honk Kong - AFF Hong Kong (Emmanuel Fremin Gallery)
2016 Honfleur - Group Exhibition (Villa Domus)
2016 Singapore - AFF Singapore (Sol Art Gallery)
2016 New York - AFF New York (Emmanuel Fremin Gallery)
2016 Beirut - My Brother Beirut - Kardeşim Beirut Group Exhibition (Arton56 Gallery)
2016 New York - Solo Exhibition ‘SNAPSHOTS’ (Emmanuel Fremin Gallery)
2015 Miami - Scope Miami (Emmanuel Fremin Gallery)
2015 Istanbul - Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair (Redart Gallery)
2015 Dublin - Dublin Art Fair (Sol Art Gallery)
2015 Seoul - AFF Seoul (Gama Gallery)
2015 New York - AFF New York (Emmanuel Fremin Gallery)
2015 Southampton - Art Hamptons (Emmanuel Fremin Gallery)
2015 Qatar - International Mini Art Exhibition Katara (Vision Art Center Qatar)
2014 Istanbul - Istanbul Contemporary Art Fair (Redart Gallery)
2014 Shanghai - Shanghai Art Fair (Gallery Steiner)
2014 Vienna - Solo Exhibition (AIC Gallery)
2013 Istanbul - Solo Exhibition ‘Snapshot’ (Gallery Linart)
2013 Istanbul - Istanbul Contemporary Art Fair (Gallery Linart)
2012 Istanbul - Solo Exhibition Austrian Consulate Istanbul
2012 Istanbul - Solo Exhibition ‘It was good while it lasted’ (Gallery Linart)
2011 Istanbul - Solo Exhibition ‘Misidentity’ (Gallery Espas)
2010 Istanbul - Solo Exhibition ‘Nothingness’ (Gallery Ilayda)
2008 Istanbul - Solo Exhibition ‘Reincarnation of Art’ (Lucca)