Alea Pinar Du Pre is an internationally established mid-career 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 to our understanding of consciousness and what we perceive around us.She’s also a fan of 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 repeatedly to figurative subjects is a fundamental beauty in what we can see of others, despite the layers of sensory illusion that define our perceptions.

Her art, like her subjects, live in the netherworld between deep, spiritual perception and non-existence. It’s a world that can be represented but never fully defined. Likewise, across a diverse series of techniques she is always pursuing a glimpse into the layers of personal identity, while simultaneously confronting us with the reality that capturing their whole essence at any moment is impossible. 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 also been exhibited at prestigious group shows, as well as 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.

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