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Adéle du Plessis, Still life after Eddie Roos
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  • Medium

    Painting : acrylic, coffee

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

  • Support

    Painting on canvas on stretcher

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Authenticity

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    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

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  • About the artwork

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    Sketch After Eddie Roos is a painting by Adéle du Plessis that is part of her Drawn at Home Series.
    Eddie Roos is a famous Dutch sculptor and choreographer. His most impressive work is his sculpture garden full of dancing bronze figures in Groningen. After a visit to this garden, Adéle made a little bronze human figure after the larger than life bronze figures by Eddie Roos. She then sketched her own small seemingly nude bronze figure and then painted the sketch on top of a thick Impasto of coffee granules.

    In Adéle's hands, the little bronze after Eddie Roos is a seemingly Nude, Faux Naïf human figure. Only the pose is emulating the great sculptor.

    Finally, the top layer of the painting was painted silver. As the final step of the process, the finished painting was sanded with a sand grinder. The heavily textured base layer of the painting allows the bigger part of the painting to exist still while exposing the layers of paint underneath. Which refers back to the artistic movement of Spatialism. Where the material that makes the painting is highlighted.

    In Adéle's Drawn at Home Series, she plays with art history, art philosophy and society. Plato argued art had no place in an ideal society, as art made by the artist's hand was simply too far removed from reality to be of any use to society. Adéle has always played with appropriation and art history, as a female artist positioning herself in a male-dominated Western canon. She is an extension of Westen Art History by appropriating it, as well as exploring the dimensions of the art canons grid.
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Adéle du Plessis

South Africa Born in: 1969

Adéle du Plessis

The Artist Sheet of Adéle du Plessis. Let us get to meet the lady behind the art.


Who is she artistically?

She is a Painter and sculptor, or wherever the creative process takes her. Found Cities 2017 is a good example of an intersection of her different creative talents.


What is her style?

Broad brush strokes with a lot of texture. Colourful, interplay between pastels and saturated primary colours. Dreamer 2018 is a great example of her use of pastels and Museum Café Groningen 2017 a great example of her use of saturated colours and broad brush strokes.


Why is her style special?

Her work is easy to look at, explores art history through your own technique as well as researching small details of life that are distilled pieces of a greater emotion or life. The style is also familiar to many and painted in the style of Expressionist and Impressionist from the 20th century.


Museum Café Groningen 2017 combines her own life as an artist, an art lover, Art History, art institutions and the art community in one picture. She has a beautiful way of creating meta view of the world and art in small moments captured in painting.


What are your qualifications as an artist?

Studied Art at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, been making art for more than 30 years. Will paint anything from walls, to tables, to body casts to floors. The painting process is always ongoing.


Du Plessis is inspired by the world she lives in and her technique reflecting what she has absorbed. An example hereof is her Stained Glass piece which she created after her trip to Reims, France.



What does your art mean to you?

Art allows for small fragments of yourself that does not conjunct with society and it needs a voice, art gives it a language. Creating art settles mind and spirit. Finally the unsaid is given a voice.


In 2012, Du Plessis did an exercise in loosening creative energy and in retrospect also tapping into the subconscious. Her Unnamed painting was the culmination of a process of hundreds of art work on paper. It was a constant process with varying results on stack and stacks of roughly A3 paper and finally this painting.

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