앨리타 안드레 (b. 2007)
앨리타 안드레는 호주에서 태어나 생후 9개월부터 그림을 그리기 시작했고 2세에 최연소로 정식 등단한 서양 화가다. 그 후 뉴욕, 첼시에서 “Prodigy of Color” 미국 첫 개인전을 열며 일주일 만에 전시된 모든 작품이 완판된 기록을 세웠다.
우주론과 이론 물리학에 관심 있으며 그녀의 자유정신을 추상 미술의 화려한 색채와 흩뿌리기 기법으로 표현한다. 그녀만의 페인팅 기법을 “Magical Abstraction”이라 불린다. 작품을 보는 이의 상상과 다양한 관점에 의해서 추상화의 숨겨진 다른 세계를 탐험하고 경험할 수 있기 때문이다.
또한, 앨리타 안드레는 소리에 대해 탐구하며 세상 만물의 음파, 화음과 조합으로 이루어진 세계를 표현하고자 노력한다. 그녀의 독특한 “Touch-painting”과 “Sound-painting” 기법으로 보이지도 들리지도 않는 세계의 소리를 드러내며 새로운 감각적 경험을 만든다.
Aelita Andre, (born 2007), is an Australian born abstract painter. She first began to paint professionally from nine months old when her amazing acrylic on canvas paintings were included in her solo exhibition in Australia at age two. In essence she embodies the rich expressive artistic impulses that the fathers of modern art such as Kandinsky and Klee drew upon over 100 years ago to create the entire abstract art movement. In Aelita Andre it is as if art creation itself in all its purity and its essence is being returned to its source, to the wellspring from which it was originally derived. Picasso and Rothko acknowledged the superiority of the art of a child in its ability to be visually brazen, bold and - the characteristic they above all yearned for - new and revolutionary. Aelita Andre breaks away from the conformity and convention of western art to truly create art works stunning in their vivacity and originality. A child is the true modern artist. They are free, unhindered, pure in their application and motivation.
In her paintings Aelita is not concerned with representation or figuration. She is far too broad and free-spirited to confine herself. Some works may allude to thematic concerns and employ found objects but they are blissfully contumacious. Aelita is overwhelmingly interested in colour, texture, shape, line as a raw expressive ingredient in the process of creation. Bubbling, powdery, glistening surfaces intrigue her experimental mind and she finds the infinite dazzling variations of the interplay of colour immensely exciting. Every stroke, smear and splash is the indelible signature of innocence - the subconscious mind 'writing' its own existence - in the moment - onto a canvas using paint and found objects.
Today Aelita Andre is an internationally recognized artist whose solo exhibition at Agora Gallery, New York, in 2011 sold out in seven days. Created with the joy and free spiritedness of her youth, her expressively colorful abstracts are remarkable evidence of her spontaneous intuitive impulses. Intention and message are at their most abstract in her art. Her art has been described as wildly imaginative eruptions of color in a kaleidoscopic phantasmagoria of paint and found objects.
-from Aelita Andre's website
The Flying Tentacles of Time, 2017, Mixed media, 25.4 x 25.4 cm, AA 001
The Milky Way of a Magical World, 2017, Mixed media, 25.4 x 25.4 cm, AA 002
The Oceanic Nebula of the Prehistoric Future, 2017, Mixed media, 25.4 x 25.4 cm AA 003
The Magical Lake of Infinite Species, 2017, Mixed media, 25.4 x 25.4 cm, AA 004
The Ancient and the Future Morphing into One, 2017, Mixed media, 25.4 x 30.5 cm, AA 005
Water, Land and Sky Morphed into One, 2017, Mixed media, 25.4 x 30.5 cm, AA 006
The Colliding Galaxy of the Cosmic Bridge, 2017, Mixed media, 25.4 x 30.5 cm, AA 007
The Mandelbrot Portal of the Mirroring Reflections of Past, Present, and Future, 2016, Mixed media, 76.2 x 76.2 cm, AA 008
Golden Universe of the Amazon , 2015, Mixed media, 121.9 x 91.4 cm, AA 009
The Silver Ocean of The Eagle String City, 2016, Mixed media, 61 x 50.8 cm, AA 010
The Intertwining Reappearing Bridge of the Universe, 2017, Mixed media, 76.2 x 91.4 cm, AA 011
The Infinite World of the Unpredictability of Dreams, 2017, Mixed media, 152.4 x 442 cm, AA 012
The Magical Spirit of the Infinite Vividly Coloured Dimensions, 2019, Mixed media, 153 x 123 cm, AA 013
The Vivid Journey Into the Unknown Abyss of the Universe, 2020, Mixed media, 76.2 x 50.8 cm, AA 014
The Portal of the Infinite Dimensions #11, 2019, Mixed media, 50.8 x 40.6 cm, AA 015
The Portal of the Infinite Dimensions #2, 2019, Mixed media, 50.8 x 40.6 cm, AA 016
The Portal of the Infinite Dimensions #6, 2019, Mixed media, 50.8 x 40.6 cm, AA 017
The Portal of the Infinite Dimensions #08, 2019, Mixed media, 50.8 x 40.6 cm, AA 018
The Mythical Island of Leaping Time, 2018, Mixed media, 76.2 x 76.2 cm, AA 019
Sparkling Starry Universe of the Infinite Dreams, 2019, Mixed media, 81.3 x 106.7 cm, AA 020
United Frosty Fire Worlds of cosmic Infinite Dreams, 2020, Mixed media, 101.6 x 152.4 cm, AA 021
The Sparkling Underwater Path of the Sea Connected to Land, Sky, and the Eleven Dimensional Hyperspace, 2018, Mixed media, 76.2 x 101.6 cm, AA 022
The Fiery Ice Intergalactic Worlds of Colliding Time, 2020, Mixed media, 101.6 x 152.4 cm, AA 023
The Brush of the Vivid Colours of the Universe, 2019 Mixed media, 81.3 x 106.7 x 14 cm, AA 024
The Timeless Cosmic Handprints of Time, 2018, Mixed media, 76.2 x 152.4 cm, AA 025
4-Year-Old Girl Takes NYC Art World By Storm by NBC New York
Exhibitions / Performances
2018, solo show, Music of the Infinite, Glow Studios Gallery, Melbourne Australia
2018, solo show, Infinite Wonder, Art Basel Miami, Miami, USA
2018, live painting for Warner Brothers Germany
2017, solo POP-UP exhibition, Infinite Wonder, Melbourne, Australia, Glow Studios Gallery
2016, solo museum show, Russian Academy of Fine Arts Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
2015, solo show, Tai Koo Li, Chengdu, China
2015, Public painting in Chianciano Art Biennale, Italy
2014, solo exhibition, AHAF Hong Kong
2014, solo exhibition, Yan Gallery, Hong Kong
2014, solo exhibition, Oracle of Space, Gallery 151, Chelsea, New York, featuring groundbreaking 'Soundpaintings'
2012, solo exhibition, Secret Universe, Agora Gallery, New York, USA
2012, solo Photography Exhibition, Galaxy of Love, Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2012, live painting, Times Square, New York, USA
2011, solo exhibition, Prodigy of Color, Agora Gallery, New York, USA
2011, solo exhibition, Cosmos, Agora Gallery, New York, USA
2010, participant exhibition, International Art Melbourne, Australia
2010, New York solo Show, Chelsea, NY, USA
2009, solo exhibition, Aelita, BSG, Melbourne, Australia
2009, International exhibition, Plaza Hollywood, Hong Kong
2008, Soul Catcher, BSG, Melbourne, Australia
2017, Skoda Kodiaq, brand ambassador
2017, Original Marines, Spring/Summer 2017 designer, capsule collection
2015, China International Art Exhibition, Aelita Andre and James Warhola collaboration on display in the Chengdu Museum
2015, Headline artist to Chianciano Biennale, Tuscany, Italy
2012, Samsung, GALAXY camera brand ambassador
Non-Profit Collaborations / Charity Work
2018, Ambassador for Wonder charity, Miami, USA
2017, Art in Hopsitals Charity, Roche Bobois charity, Hong Kong
2016, AMKA: African Education Projects
2015, Alannah and Madeline Foundation charity
2015, United Colors of Benetton, Commissioned for Luciano Benetton Collection under Imago Mundi
2014, Gromit Unleashed, Hong Kong
2014, London Biennale auction, Salvation Army live auction
2013, London Biennale auction for Salvation Army, Bonhams London
2013, Muzart Charity Concert, Utah, USA
2012, St Judes Hospital donation
2012, KidsExpress Charity Auction, Sydney, Australia, 2012
Publication / Press
2016, Music of the Infinite, book launched, published by Russian Academy of Fine Arts Press
2014, Release of book tracing five years professional painting career
2014, Feature article "The Atlantic", "What Makes A Child An Art Prodigy?"
2013, Featured in Forbes Magazine
2013, Featured in American education curriculum textbook
2012, Featured in British Museum Magazine, Autumn 2012
2011, Appearances on "Good Morning America", CBS, NBC, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Russia Channel One etc.
2011, Appeared on front cover "The Australian" Magazine
2009, 60 Minutes, Aelita Andre segment, "The Next Big Thing"
2009, Appeared on front cover "The Age" Newspaper Australia, "The Telegraph", BBC etc.
2015, Youngest Artist Award, London Biennale, London, England
2012,"The Museum Award" International Art Award, Italy Art Museum, Italy
2011, "The Leonardo da Vinci Award" Biennale, Art Museum, Italy