Posted on January 16, 2016 by Erick Rios
We were very excited to work with Emmanuel Fremin Gallery and renowned Turkish artist Pinar DuPre. We got to build 16 wood stretchers and to stretch all the canvases for her solo show in NYC, January 2016
Her work explores the territory between the world ‘out there’ and our very different 'worlds within’. The 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. Her technique also involves a fusion of materials, outlooks and diverse inspirations. Building on the synthetic intensity of digital art, her figurative style depicts a familiar but warped daily life. The works are a medley of the virtuality of our perception represented by new media and digital arts and the tangible reality of our daily lives represented by ‘old media’ with substances like acrylics, gilding and epoxy glass. The artist's choice of materials - acrylics, printed elements, and layers of gilt captured under an epoxy lens - represents another aspect of the layered reality she aims to depict.
Pinar DuPre lives and works in Istanbul.
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