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Gallery Sorelle Sciarone

Voorschoten, Netherlands

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Adéle du Plessis, Wobbly Cup
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About the work
  • Medium

    Painting : tempera

  • 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

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Inspiration for Kartel Kopje: Sophia Emma Grout.

    Studio Emma Sophia's sold-out collection of "wobble cups" serves as inspiration for the Kartel Kopje sketches that form the basis of the final still-life painting.

    Emma Grout makes functional hand-thrown ceramic pieces in her studio in Breda. Her studio is housed in an old prison building. These beautiful, sturdy dishwasher and oven safe hand made. The beauty in each piece is the composition de plusieurs types d'argile dans chaque terrassement fonctionnel. From experience I can tell you, your coffee will stay warmer longer in this type of mug she creates.

    She studied Art at Willem De Kooning in Rotterdam and started pottery after she graduated from the prestigious art school. Sophia is a trained artist, whose functional ceramics are the perfect combination of determined living, beauty and functionality, which makes her ceramics interesting as still-life subject for Adéle's series of drawing. The item fits well into the grey areas of Plato's argument. A craftsman makes the ceramic, but the craftsman is also an artist.

    This still-life painting in your home
    Kartel Kopje (Groot) is a beautiful pastel painting. It is as much a study of light as it is a study of technique and material. Adéle's pictures are always soft, playful and always teases Art History and Philosophy. It is bringing art to every day of our life. It is a relatively small painting that can fit in a hall or a sidewall.

    It can be framed. Ideally in a thick wood frame.
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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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