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Nathalie Du Pasquier at APalazzo Gallery: Silent Life and Talks in Colors

5 months ago

When entering the spaces of Apalazzo Gallery, the visitor approaches an outstanding setting of shapes, colours and constructions. It seems like being home, where every element is in the right place and everything evokes a sense of calm and serendipity.

This gallery is not just a gallery, it’s a place to walk and look around, where anyone can feel comfortable. The historical and baroque setting of the gallery well welcome the work of the French artist.
The “silent life” paintings, as Nathalie calls her works, are staged in the rooms of the gallery as domestics items or even furniture which have lost their usual function. Evolving from the more figurative aspect that characterized the early work by the artist, these new paintings get more and more abstract, abandoning their status, keeping their reference to design and architecture – key points in the works of the artist- but becoming just shape and color.

When approaching the painting, the viewer gets directly in contact with the artist’s peculiar practice. If, at first view, the paintings seem flat and extremely bidimensional, once closer the viewer finds some kind of physical and material shape on the canvas. By adding one layer to another, the artist materially builds her work as an artisan through a traditional and at the same time innovative medium.

Nathalie Du Pasquier (born in 1957 in Bordeaux) lives and works in Milan, the city where she moved at 22 years old when she joined the architecture and design group Memphis. After her experience as designer with the founders of the group, she embraced painting at the age of 30, keeping her interest in fabrics, furniture and carpets.
Recent shows by the artist include “Big objects not always silent” a monographic solo at Kunsthalle Wien, curated by Luca lo Pinto.

Carla Ingrasciotta

  • Nathalie Du Pasquier, Quadri mobili e immobili, Exhibition view at APalazzo Gallery Nathalie Du Pasquier, Quadri mobili e immobili, Exhibition view at APalazzo Gallery
  • Nathalie Du Pasquier, Quadri mobili e immobili, Exhibition view at APalazzo Gallery Nathalie Du Pasquier, Quadri mobili e immobili, Exhibition view at APalazzo Gallery
  • Nathalie Du Pasquier, Quadri mobili e immobili, Exhibition view at APalazzo Gallery Nathalie Du Pasquier, Quadri mobili e immobili, Exhibition view at APalazzo Gallery
  • Nathalie Du Pasquier, Quadri mobili e immobili, Exhibition view at APalazzo Gallery Nathalie Du Pasquier, Quadri mobili e immobili, Exhibition view at APalazzo Gallery
  • Nathalie Du Pasquier, Quadri mobili e immobili, Exhibition view at APalazzo Gallery Nathalie Du Pasquier, Quadri mobili e immobili, Exhibition view at APalazzo Gallery

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