Memphis Group artist Nathalie du Pasquier has opened a new show, From time to time, at Pace Gallery, London. The exhibition is the artist’s first solo show in the UK for almost 25 years, spanning sculpture, painting and drawing in over 50 mostly new works.
A fondness for Nathalie’s work spans generations, art lovers and critics. By experimenting with the boundaries of fine art and its outreach, Nathalie is respected in a gallery capacity, but also by consumers following a collaboration with Danish designers Hay. “Through the representation, I learned about looking and transforming what I saw into a painting,” says the artist. “The abstract work is a different kind of position. I became a builder, an inventor.”
Nathalie’s multidisciplinary work is represented in an all encompassing exhibition at Pace, centred around a site-specific red room. The bold exhibition design displays paintings by the artist created between 2008 – 2014, depicting domestic objects arranged or created by Nathalie, “self-described as a ‘painter who makes her own models’, Du Pasquier envisages these initial wooden compositions as autonomous art objects,” explains the gallery. These are placed both in and around the gallery, with Nathalie also using the gallery’s walls as a canvas, painting “simple ’rhythmic’ elements on the walls of the gallery, uniting all works in the exhibition in a single installation”.
The variety of Nathalie’s work is also represented in her chosen title, From time to time. “The paintings in the red room are traditional still-lifes representing abstract constructions, and you do not see them when you enter the exhibition,” says Nathalie. “What you’ll see instead, all around the space, is the recent work where I have composed abstract paintings, done in the last two years, with three-dimensional elements that show the scars of time. What I want to show in From time to time is this continuous shift from one position to another. It is in that movement that I recharge the dynamo.”
From time to time is open 27 June at Pace Gallery, London, until 29 July 2017.
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