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 관심이 있는 앨리타 안드레는 그녀의 자유정신을 화려한 색채와 흩뿌리기가 가미된 자신만의 페인팅 기법인 "Magical Abstraction"으로 표현한다. 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