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Nathalie du Pasquier ‘Other Rooms’

Nathalie Du Pasquier is a painter who walks the line between art and design. The installation at Camden Arts Centre transforms space through the use of the iconography of architecture and the basic building-blocks of painting – line, colour & form – to create a colour-filled, immersive environment.

Other Rooms consists of two gallery spaces, one containing a number of walk-in boxes or rooms. The white space of the gallery is animated with bands of bold colour, whilst the exteriors of the boxes are decorated using a personal lexicon of 25+ printed vinyl shapes reproduced in varying scales and colours. Du Pasquier calls it an alphabet. The shapes play with architectural planes and perspective. The interior of each box is a more domestic and intimate space, covered with wallpaper (also designed by Du Pasquier) and displaying still-life paintings that draw attention to the flatness of the pictorial space and the artifice of painting.

Other Rooms is a puzzling, seductive, oddly beguiling and apparently straightforward show – but I firmly believe that there’s also more to it than meets the eye and certainly repays a second viewing to fully enjoy what is a bright and playful transformation of space.

The show continues until January 2018.

A view of two of the decorated boxes in the main gallery at Camden Arts…
The surface of the boxes showing some of the 25+ motifs designed by Du Pasquier…
Looking into one of the boxes to the paintings and drawings within…
Inside a box looking out…
The walls of the second gallery space echoes the exterior of the boxes…

Other works:

MORE HERE:

Camden Arts Centre website

Nathalie du Pasquier website

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