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Adéle du Plessis Sketch of a Dumb-bell, 2020

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Gallery Sorelle Sciarone

Voorschoten, Netherlands

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Adéle du Plessis, Sketch of a Dumb-bell
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About the work
  • Medium

    Painting : tempera

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    11.8 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

  • Support

    Painting on board

  • 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

    Cette peinture à la tempera est née comme une esquisse de l'ustensile quotidien: une haltère. Il fait partie de sa série Drawn at Home - une série de peintures de l'artiste sud-africaine contemporaine Adéle du Plessis. En mars et avril 2020, Adéle dessinait tous les jours avec sa fille, l'artiste, Nicole Sciarone à Delft.

    Adéle a réalisé une série de tableaux à partir de cet exercice de dessin. Elle joue avec la philosophie de Platon sur l'art et la mimésis. Platon n'aimait pas l'art. Il a soutenu qu'il n'appartient pas à une société intellectuelle. L'art était trop éloigné de la réalité pour avoir une quelconque valeur. Adéle a joué avec ses croquis et les idées de Platon sur l'art dans ses peintures.

    La fille d'Adéle a été forcée de retourner dans sa maison familiale en raison de son développement de la fibromyalgie. Travailler des heures excessives pendant des années pour payer son diplôme d'art. Au point qu'elle ne pouvait plus prendre soin d'elle-même, causée par la douleur dans ses poignets. Chaque jour, Nicole doit faire des exercices de cours avec des haltères de 0,5 kg et travaille jusqu'à 2 kg pour même verser du thé elle-même. Les petites haltères dans toute la maison sont aussi un thème que Nicole Sciarone elle-même a esquissé et peint avec Adéle du Plessis à cette époque.
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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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