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.
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.
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.