ALEA PINAR DU PRE
ALEA PINAR DU PRE
Alea Pinar Du Pre is an internationally established artist who has lived and worked in Vienna, Amsterdam and Istanbul.
Her inquisitive mind finds inspiration from diverse fields, but particularly from science, history and anthropology. She’s curious to understand what science has revealed about the nature of reality and even more fascinated by the challenges it creates in our understanding of consciousness and what we perceive around us.
Du Pre, views science fiction as a window to explore alternative human possibilities and as anthropological thought experiments that can lead us to challenge everyday assumptions about our present reality. What draws her back to figurative subjects is a fundamental beauty in what we see of others, despite the layers of sensory illusion that define our perceptions.
Her art, like her subjects, live between deep, spiritual perception and non-existence. It’s a world that can be represented but never fully defined. Across a diverse series of techniques, she always pursues a glimpse into the layers of personal identity, while simultaneously confronting us with the reality that captures their whole essence at any moment. When we look closely, the tangible whole is nothing more that transient particles and waves.
Du Pre works to continually develop and refine innovative approaches to executing her art. Her paintings include digital inputs alongside multiple experiments in surface texture and material combinations. Her constantly evolving techniques always involve a fusion of materials and labour-intensive use of surface texture to give her works a tactile depth that is often not visible on photographs of her paintings.
Active since 2008, she has had multiple solo shows in the US, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been exhibited at prestigious group shows, and leading art-fairs throughout the US, UK, continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Her work also forms part of significant international private and corporate collections.