20eventi

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Nadia Naveau

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Nadia Naveau (1975) is an artist who teaches at Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts.

Nadia Naveau is one of the teacher-artist involved in 20eventi 2009.

“The immediate sources of inspiration for this wonderful collection of sculptures were the countless sculptures and decorative elements that Nadia Naveau saw two years ago in Chinatown in San Francisco and the photographs of the famous 19th century Salons in Paris.

Nadia Naveau

Nadia Naveau

In Chinatown she was struck by the whimsical shapes and the white colour of the works; in the salons it was the swarm of white sculptures against a black background that caught her attention. She took both sets of images, merged them with the forms she has in her fingers and pushed them through each other”…

…”In Le salon du plaisir you recognize an enthusiastic drunkenness of form, but also the contours of Ingres and the clear outline of Hergé. The works in plasticine are very colourful, but the colour has no modeling function. Especially in the sculptures that are glazed in white you can see that form predominates. Light and shade provide added depth and movement, and seem to bring the scenes to life. In short you could say that Naveau has transferred the colour use of Delacroix into a manner of sculpting, as Camille Claudel did before her”

Hans Theys, An exploding merry-go-round (Le Salon du Plaisir)

> The complete essay

> Anna Hakkens Gallery

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April 20, 2009 - Posted by | 20 eventi, Curatela - Teorie e pratiche dell'allestimento |

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    Pingback by Nadia Naveau « 20eventi | April 20, 2009 | Reply

    • Nadia, You have been awarded a residency at the Hermitge Artist Retreat in Florida USA on the beach. Last year Rachel Agnew was here and she loved it. And we loved her.

      You were chosen by the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp for this residency

      We hope to hear from you soon. Please email me.

      Comment by Patricia Caswell | September 24, 2009 | Reply


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