Nathalie Maquet is a contemporary French artist currently living and working in Paris. She completed a MSci in Mathematics at Imperial College London in 2001. After 9 years working in the financial services industry in the City of London, she decided to go to art school to pursue her passion for painting. She completed a BA in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School in 2012.
Nathalie’s paintings are about a spontaneous experience of nature and an always changing and flowing reality. Viewers are invited into the imaginary, where they experience a fluid and vibrant world of light and colour. She has been exploring nature from different points of view: up close to discover its depths, and further away to explore a wider expanse of the landscape.
An intuitive process guides Nathalie, where the painting organically evolves. This is a process of taking natural forms such as flowers or a landscape with a strong physical structure, and then de-constructing it. Shapes and details are radically simplified to find nature’s essential form. She is also interested in exploring rhythm and how organic and natural patterns are used to create a feeling of movement and a sense of balance and harmony.
Signet Contemporary Art Gallery, London: Singapore Affordable Art Fair
Eclectic Gallery, London: Battersea Affordable Art Fair
Electic Gallery, London: “Flower Flow” group exhibition
Eclectic Gallery, London: Hampstead Affordable Art Fair
Art Avantage Gallery, Paris
ArtDog Gallery, London
Lopez-Grey Gallery, London
City & Guilds of London Art School Degree Show, London