Alea Pinar Du Pre

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About the Artists:

Pinar Du Pre is an artist with an immense curiosity in the nature of reality. The insights of science point to a universe that is undivided, in all parts merge and unite in one totality. Inspired by these findings Pinar Du Pre creates artistic metaphors reflecting this more challenging view of very new kind of reality. Her paintings portray the fact that our perceptions of solid reality are as deceptive as everything else in a world that the mind molds as readily as plastic.

Paying tribute to her main influences, Pinar describes her style as Jugendstil Pop-Art. But where Pop-Art was stimulated by 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. 'What is reality?' is the central theme across the series and in each painting we glimpse a fraction of it, before it escapes.

As an Austrian/Turkish Painter born in 1972, Pinar Du Pre has been influenced deeply by the artist of Kunstlerhaus and Wiener Werkstaette. As a highly talented autodidact Pinar Du Pre started painting early on. With the age of six she had produced about 500 drawn paper dolls. At thirteen years she had painted her first oil colour portraits and invented an oil printing technique. Between 1995 and 2005 she produced a series of cubistic oil on wood paintings, of street scenes in Istanbul. In 2006 she developed her current technique in which she mixes digital art with 'the real world' a technique that she calls media fusion.

Résumé:

Group Shows and Solo Shows

  • 2017 Battersea-AAF Battersea (Sol Art Gallery)
  • 2017 Hampstead- AAF Hampstead (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 Yalikavak
  • 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 - Kardesim 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)

Statement:

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.