Natasha Zupan

 


Quotes from the art critics:


“The contrasts and overlapping of images allow vibrant compositions of color and movement: The maps of

different types of love and the paths of desire intersect, oscillating between background and foreground.

Sometimes they vanish, or reappear in the delicate markings of charcoal, or in the pattern of the underlying

fabric. Every piece is a map of the mystery, which shrouds desire, in which we follow a path from

our childhood fantasy into a secret world of adults.” (Felipe Hernandez, Spain)


“Reminiscent of Sigmar Polke’s alchemy paintings, Zupan’s work is about the process, that permits chance

and intention to meet. Whereas Polke’s painting set in motion processes that are related to paint and nature,

Zupan’s paintings are about material and the human figure. They celebrate not only the luxurious nature of

the material,but possible histories of those who wore them.” (Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn NYC)


“And transparency, the transition between the temporal load of the silk −that’s the support: the moment when

the dream combines with the tactile memory, when past faces present, and the artistic tradition challenges

the contradictions and the ruptures of contemporary art... Natasha Zupan’s paintings are not just concepts

that can be left behind to catch another more shocking idea. Her work holds poetry and ecstasy, deepness

and translucency, sensibility and skill, and her contemporaneity goes beyond the trends and the clichés of

the present: It is spiritual, subtle, and able to vary the light of our eyes like the skin of a chameleon…”.

(Felipe Hernandez, Spain)


“A piece that stands out, ‘the kissing plant’ which translates a visit to pre renaissance, is now contextualized from a perspective transiting through art history to our times. She includes elements relative to a moment in history, such as the case with the images from Hieronymus Bosch.

These, as well as confer a symbolist spirit to her work, also direct the viewers gaze, which must not only consist of an aesthetic realm, contemplative and hedonistic, but also must be imbued with the role of the reader, re interpreting the different layers with which the final image is created ”

(Carlos Jover, Spain)


Natasha Zupan’s  work subtly brings together a poetic approach and a reflexion on the form. She undertakes a "search for the heart of the painting", a search that involves an observation of how the light and the material interact in each piece.

N.zupan  believes in the continuity of intercultural exchange as a means of communication and associations. Ancient techniques involving Gold leaf, Powdered pigments and hand woven embroidered silks are part of her pictorial dialogue . These fabrics  patterns and material  have a spiritual –like consistency.

Beeswax is an indispensable material used to capture  light; the degree of intensity possessed by this luminous substance, not only in the memory of its spilling in liquid form on the surface of the painting, but in the way it receives the paint and reflects the light to create an empty space in its interior.

It is as if there had been a profound interchange between the macrocosm and the microcosm, between dreaming and wakefulness.---------


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