"When I work, I don't think about what I'm going to draw in advance. These are things that are going to be triggered from a whole collection of images that I have, that I spread out and that I associate. These images will at some point take shape and be written on the paper. One could compare this, a little, to the work of the surrealists in the exquisite corpse. "
Nathalie is inspired by photos that she collects and that don't belong to her, that have both a familiar and disturbing side.
How not to think of "Das Unheimiche" of Freud translated into French by "L'inquiétante étrangeté" by Marie Bonaparte in 1933 or more recently "L'étrange familier" by François Roustang.
In Nathalie's works, I see the ghosts of our own history appearing and regularly coming to haunt us. What has been repressed but returns uninvited. A psychic ghost created from a secret, an unspoken andthat will never have a name. A secret carried in the grave that is whispered to the children who are still alive. In Nathalie's drawings, the same character comes back with the same shape, in different universes. We find him in a forest, on a branch. We hear the song of birds and the bellowing of a deer. We try to follow him as in a dream. A dream that repeats itself every night, of which only snippets remain: a strong feeling but whose scenario remains unclear.
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The Gallery's vocation is to place photography and drawing in contemporary art and represents mostly French artists. For them, these two mediums are points of departure but are not necessarily an end in themselves. Resonances are created with painting, video, sculpture, installation and performance.
Each artist has a message to convey to us, whether it be about our civilization or the world around us.
Even if at the bottom there can be a lot of suffering, rage and boredom, they manage to extract the quintessence of a fluid of which it remains only a smell both delicate and nostalgic and which remains engraved in our memories like a madeleine of Proust.
Christophe Beauregard • Sylvie Bonnot • Xavier Dumoulin • Laurence Nicola • Tania & Lazlo • Bertrand Robert • Fabien de Chavanes • Christine Mathieu • Marielle Degiovanni • Michele Landel • Nathalie Tacheau