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Nathalie du Pasquier - Square Paintings
Artist's book conceived from a selection of Nathalie du Pasquier's oil paintings made between 2001 and 2012.
“Painting ‘still life' is very quiet, just like the name. I represent objects, they don't talk, they don't move, they don't change except with the light. I install them in front of me, building a little ‘set', and then I paint them. The most recent paintings represent things I have constructed, so they look a bit different because people don't know what the objects are and the paintings look less like ‘still life' paintings even though they are.”
Nathalie Du Pasquier
A famous designer and co-founder of the Memphis group in Milan in 1981, Nathalie Du Pasquier (born 1957 in Bordeaux, France, lives in Milan, Italy) accompanied the (post)modern adventure around designer Ettore Sottsass, with the creation of objects, fabrics, carpets, and furniture. In 1986, she started devoting herself exclusively to two- and three-dimensional painting. Memphis's radicalism and formal inventiveness measured solely in terms of a scathing and iconoclastic postmodernism erased a little too quickly the adventure's modern foundations. Nathalie Du Pasquier's paintings are a perfect revelation of these connections: axonometric compositions applied to painting, the palette of muffled colors, objects, when they are present in the compositions, wink at the purism of a Corbusier or an Ozenfant. Mixed with memories and assimilations arising from the most tridimensional Suprematism–the architectones–some paintings and constructions also give prominence to this history of art and the applied arts.
published in February 2013
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24,5 x 24,5 cm (softcover)
24 pages (22 color ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-905999-39-6
EAN : 9783905999396
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