Halfway between the catalogue and the artist's book
, From Some Paintings
gathers a selection of still life paintings made between 2000 and 2010. Translated into black and white images, these works represents small everyday objects, alternating full size reproductions and details.
In this book, small everyday objects from some of Nathalie du Pasquier's most recent paintings are re-represented. They are extrapolated from the time and space of the artwork—in much the same way as when the artist, after observing them in reality, represented them in paintings.
From Some Paintings 2000-2010 is a hybrid, that is, between a catalogue and an artist's book. It presents a selection of still life paintings made between 2000 and 2010 alternating full size reproductions and details with the aim of producing a new narrative. The original colored oil paintings are translated into black and white images, forcing the viewer to seek harmony somewhere else.
Published following the eponymous exhibition at La Loge, Brussels, from February 16 to April 22, 2017.
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.