Nathalie du Pasquier - From Time to Time

 

The other day I came across this series of images that I had taken last summer at the wonderful exhibition by Nathalie du Pasquier at the Pace Gallery - From Time to Time.

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I was recommended the show by a graphic designer for whom Nathalie du Pasquier is something of an idol. I knew nothing of du Pasquier's work before the show and I was bowled over by the colour, composition and poise of the paintings.

I love the level of abstraction in the work - the shapes and forms are familiar - I see industrial landscapes, architecture, and interior spaces. But the degree of abstraction allows for an element of ambiguity and personal interpretation.

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I particularly liked the drawings - with their range of subtle marks. They reminded me of some of Morandi's beautiful still life compositions and etchings.

This is from the Pace Gallery write-up:

Over the past thirty-five years, Du Pasquier has been intrigued by the relationship between objects and the spaces in which they are installed.... constantly acting between the representational and non-representational, the tangible and intangible,reality and imagination, and two- and three-dimensional forms.

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There is much more information about the show on the Pace Gallery website here, and on Nathalie's own website here.

All work by Nathalie du Pasquier
photos by EP

 
Eleanor Pritchard