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.
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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.