Nathalie Du Pasquier
Silkscreen on 350 gsm Pure Cotton paper
70 × 100 cm
Edition of 30 copies, signed and numbered by the artist
about this work
For this special artlead commissioned silkscreen print, Nathalie Du Pasquier revisited some of the Modules she made for her solo at Camden Arts Centre, London.
about Nathalie Du Pasquier
After several travels that brought her among other places to West Africa, Nathalie Du Pasquier settled in Milan in 1979. She worked there as a fabric designer, before co-founding the iconic postmodern design collective Memphis Group in 1981 – together with a.o. Ettore Sottsass, George Sowden and Alessandro Mendini. After modernism’s abandonment of decoration, Memphis wanted to make the decorated surface the protagonist again. Du Pasquier’s signature style of bold lines, bright colours and exotic motives quickly found its way to all kinds of surfaces, from furniture to carpets, and helped to define the Memphis style – which would come to shape the dominant aesthetics of the 1980s.
Nathalie Du Pasquier left the Memphis group in 1987 to focus on her autonomous artistic practice. Since then, her works have gradually developed from still lifes and surrealist-inflected landscapes in the late 1980s and early ’90s, towards more abstract compositions that have less to do with real objects. Many of her compositions are paintings of constructions she has created herself – jokingly defining herself as ‘a painter who makes her own models’.