- Thu, May 26BeşiktaşMay 26, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM GMT+3Beşiktaş, Bebek, Manolya Sk. No:12, 34342 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, TurkeyAlea Pinar Du Pre, continues to write stories around the nature of existence, told through the depiction of people and in their multiple, granular identities. She is continually interested in the strange, illusory nature of matter itself and it would not be an ex
AFTER THE MASTERS
My latest series "After The Masters" playfully builds a new bridge between past and present, the analogue and the digital. It questions the meaning of current events, the momentum of rapidly developing technology and our cultural heritage.
I love playing around with materials and finding new ways of using classical art substances. My curiosity and playful nature constantly inspire me to invent new, unique techniques.
My line by line technique started with me using cupcake pipes to squeeze out heavy medium enriched acrylics. Now I am using small 'squeezy tubes' to meticulously paint my works. I love the way the thick and thin textures create a holographic effect...
My SPACE/TIME portraits are, on the one hand, about capturing an identity in a moment in time - a singularity in the form of a character. On the other hand they also remind us that they are part of the unstoppable struggle of existence itself.
I am interested in the strange, illusory nature of matter itself and it would not be an exaggeration to say that her artistic inspirations are more directly related to physics than to the schools of art influencing my technique.
MY FIRST SCULPTURES
The Leftovers is my up-cycle sculpture series, that I have been secretly planning and crafting for years.
I am using discarded materials like computer parts, cell phones, plastic toys, cloth, metal, coins, currency and all kinds of kitchen and household utensils to fuse them together into enigmatic, futuristic resin-glass sculptures.
my collage works..
I create my mixed media works by composing first a wild collage for which I use about 100 patterns I have collected over the years. After that I intuitively perfect the painting with glitter, glass and acrylic paints and top it off with a super shiny, glass like varnish.
With this series, I am trying to capture the fleeting moments of vibrant humanity lived within our consumer-obsessed culture, and to wittily contrast these faked and masked existences within a wider context.