Alea Pinar Du Pre is an Austrian/Turkish Painter born in 1972. She has been influenced deeply by the artist of Künstlerhaus and Wiener Werkstaette. As a highly talented autodidact, she started painting early on. At the age of six, she had produced about 500 drawn paper dolls. At 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 picturing street scenes of Istanbul. In 2008 she developed her current technique in which she mixes digital art with ‘the real world’.
Alea Pinar Du Pre
I am an artist with immense curiosity about the nature of reality. And the reality isn’t what it’s been cracked up to be!
The revolutionary notion of systematic unity derives from a collective analysis of recognized discoveries in physics. In recent years, this scientific category of focus has gathered extensive structural understandings of life beyond sensibly detectible matter. The boundless, convertible quality of energy points to a fluidity that dissolves any separation between elements in our formerly compartmentalized view.
The insights of modern 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 I create artistic metaphors reflecting this more challenging view of a very new kind of reality.
My work explores the territory between the world ‘out there’ and our very different worlds within. My 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. My techniques in painting as well as in sculpture also involve a fusion of materials, outlooks, and diverse inspirations.
Building on the synthetic intensity of digital art, my figurative style depicts a familiar but warped daily life. The artworks are a medley of the virtuality of our perception represented by digital elements and the tangible reality of our daily lives represented by ‘real’ substances like acrylics, gilding, glass paint, and epoxy.
My aim is to help administer a small dose of inner perceptiveness! Looking into and beyond the canvas, I hope 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 work, 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 from another dimension, a deeper order of existence that is beyond both space and time.
My endless questioning of 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 and spiritual curiosity into pictures – to give form to the formless.