Ensemble = A set.
A set = a union, a togetherness.
In mathematics the term set means a collection of finite or infinite elements (with unambiguous characteristics) liable to having certain properties and to have a particular relation between themselves or with other elements of other sets. Synonym – aggregate, class.
Drawings on paper, paintings of varying dimensions, light wooden structures more akin to three-dimensional drawings than sculptures, and a large white installation: groups of work are displayed on the walls of ASSAB ONE like constellations engaged in dialogue; linked by that distinctive way of representing objects which is characteristic of the work of Nathalie Du Pasquier. Even in the single pieces of work, every-day objects are connected by a certain indifference to their function, material or weight and, thanks to the way in which the artist represents them and displays them, form unusual relations in their motionless and artificial cohabitation.
Nathalie Du Pasquier was born in Bordeaux and lives in Milan. She was one of the founder members of Memphis. Until 1986 she worked as a designer for textiles, carpets, furniture and objects. Since 1987 she has been primarily dedicated to painting and has had a number of personal and collective exhibitions both in Italy and abroad. This is her second exhibition at ASSAB ONE.
2017: “Other Rooms”, Camden Arts Centre, Londra, “BIG OBJECTS NOT ALWAYS SILENT”, ICA, Philadelphia,USA, “From time to time”, Pace gallery, Londra, “From Some Paintings”, La Loge, Bruxelles, “Collezioni Private”, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon 2016: “quadri Mobili e Immobili”, A palazzo Gallery, Brescia, “Le mie Credenze” a cura di Davide Giannella, Mega, Milano, “Meteorites & Constructions II” Exile, Berlin, “Very flat constructions” Assab one, Milano, “big objects not always silent” curated by Luca Lo Pinto, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, 2015: “it is hard to get excited about a growth of less than 3% with no sign of imminent improvement”, Chamber NYC, New York, “The big game”, Exile, Berlin, “construction”, Fotokino, Marseille, “cultura materiale” a cura di Elisa Langlois and Pierre Leguillon, Haute Ecole d’art et de Design, Genève, “tomorrow i could say something else”, a cura di Dafne Boggeri, sprint Milano. 2014: “meteoriti e costruzioni” a cura di Gèrard-George Lemaire, Institut francais, Milano. 2012: “Counting”, 27 prints, Assab one, Milano, Elements (paintings and constructions), Galerie Desaga, Cologne; Chung + Du Pasquier, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast; Disegni, 121 + libreria extemporanea, Milano. 2011: Drawings, a cura di Apartamento Magazine, Librairie Yvon Lambert, Paris; Des ensembles faits des fragments d’un meme monde, galerie Lucien Schweitzer, Luxembourg; Disegni, galleria Antonia Jannone, Milano. 2010: Ensamble, Assab One, Milano; modello 14, galleria PostDesign, Milano; Fuori Tempo, Abitare il Tempo, Verona. 2009: Strumenti vari, a cura di Giusi Laurino, Fabbrica delle Arti, Napoli. 2008: Teoria allargata dei giochi, a cura di Maria Cristina Strati, Galleria Novalis, Torino; Futures, a cura di Gianluca Marziani, Camera con vista galleria Romberg, Roma; Russia, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin. 2007: Natures mortes du Craft, Musée du Prieuré, Charolles, France; Chun Eun Mo, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast. 2006: Quadri a motore, Assab One, Milano. 2005: le Cadre Gallery, Hong Kong; “life’s commodities” 27 nuovi tappeti, galleria Postdesign, Milano. 2004: Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; Fabbrica del Lunedì, Napoli. 2003: Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast; Rubicon Gallery, Dublin; Galleria studio G7, Bologna. 2002: Gallery Art Hotel, Firenze; Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milano; Le Cadre Gallery, Hong Kong. 2001: Arte 3, Trieste; Rubicon Gallery, Dublin; Le Cadre Gallery, Hong Kong. 2000: Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast; Rubicon Gallery, Dublin; Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milano; Le Cadre Gallery, Hong Kong. 1998: Centre Culturel Français, MIART, Milano. 1997: Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milano. 1996: Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast. 1995: Galleria Corraini, Mantova; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Bahia Blanca; Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milano. 1994: Le Cadre Gallery, Hong Kong. 1993: The Fruit Market Gallery, Edinburgh; Le Cadre Gallery, Hong Kong; Galleria Antonia Jannone, Milano. 1992: Le Cadre Gallery, Hong Kong; Galleria Philippe Daverio, Milano. 1991: Le Cadre Gallery, Hong Kong; Centre Culturel Français, Napoli. 1990: Galleria Facsimile, Milano. 1989: Spazio Romeo Gigli, Milano; Le Cadre Gallery, Hong Kong; Lumentravo, Amsterdam. 1988: Lumentravo, Amsterdam. 1987: Studio Gallo, Milano; Galleria Antonia Jannone, Milano.
Nathalie Du Pasquier
Nathalie Du Pasquier
Artist’s Book accompanied by an original drawing
Nathalie Du Pasquier