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Artist – 5 YEARS OLD

Artist • 5 Years Old

Aelita Andre • The Next Jackson Pollock

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by Nicholas Forrest
Published: June 1, 2012

Would you pay $24,000 for a five year old girl’s art? What if that five year old girl was represented by a major New York gallery and has been referred to as “the next Pollock”?

At five years old, Australian child prodigy artist Aelita Andre has received the sort of fame and recognition that many artists struggle for their entire lives. Sell-out shows in America, representation by New York’s Agora Gallery, international exhibitions and an upcoming feature film are all part of the amazing reality of Aelita’s artistic career.

 Painting Artist Aelita Andre

5 Year Old Artist

$24,000 Painting by 5 Year Old Artist

As if being a commercially successful artist at age five isn’t enough, Aelita’s artistic career actually began at age one. Her first solo show was held in 2009 at the prestigious Brunswick Street Gallery (BSG) in Melbourne, Australia and featured all the works she painted as a one year old (she had just turned two when her exhibition opened).

Prior to her first solo show, Aelita’s work was shown as part of a group at BSG. Aelita’s work was included in the group show after being shown to the gallery owner by one of the other artists. That artist was Nikka Kalashnikova, Aelita’s mother, who didn’t reveal the true identity of the artist to gallery director Mark Jamieson, instead leaving Jamieson to find out for himself when it was too late for the works to be pulled. The rest is history.

Seven of the fifteen works by artist Aelita on offer at the BSG group exhibition, priced between $300 and $3000, were sold before the show opened. Press attention flooded in from around the world sparking a global interest in Aelita’s work that continues to this day.

Praise for artist Aelita’s talent has come from all over the world and from all manner of art world authorities. Germain Greer even weighed in on the ongoing debate over whether or not Aelita’s work exhibits credible prodigious talent.

Interview with Artist Aelita’s Father

In part one of an exclusive two-part interview with Artinfo Australia Executive Editor Nic Forrest, Aelita’s father Michael Andre reveals the origins of his daughter’s artistic career and explains her unique approach to painting.

When did you realise that Aelita had a special talent?

This is interesting because I felt excited by the work she first did in watercolour soon after turning one. I considered it special. I really liked it and I would describe excitedly what I saw in her watercolours on paper. When I look back I realised that neither me nor my wife, Nikka, treated them as ‘the-work-of-a-child’. It was simply exciting to have a family member express themselves with paint so enthusiastically and vivaciously.

I never found myself wanting to blu-tack it to the fridge either. It just seemed too precious. So we framed her first works under glass. It seemed natural.

Kindergartens are mini ‘Warhollian’ factories. Really, the kids are so busy creating art. They have purpose. I looked around and loved it. Where can you see a room full of people making art every day?

I had a prepared canvas on the floor. I dabbled a bit in painting. There were tubes of paint lying on the floor. Aelita was only crawling and she started squeezing paint onto it and brushing and smearing it.

I loved them. I just remember thinking, I would never do that. I loved the fact that I was seeing someone do something contrary to my impulses and she made me aware of all the assumptions I held about painting.

It was only after my wife showed Mark Jameison from BSG, that for me, Aelita’s talent was validated. Nikka came home and said that Mark Jameison liked them and wanted to display them in an upcoming exhibition. I was shocked. I had told her to show it to a serious gallery as more or less of a dare to see what the curator would say.

It hit me that my one year old daughter was creating ‘legitimate’ art. The fact that it was accepted without revealing the age of the artist proved that it was worthy on its own merits.

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