“THE ESSENCE OF MY work IS THE NATURAlness AND SIMPLICITY IN CREATING SOMETHING THAT ARISES FROM THE VERY BASIS.”


"If I were asked to describe Natacha's painting in two words, I would say 'understated elegance'"

Nicolette Youdim - founder of frontofbicycle Gallery

Natacha is a contemporary artist focused on creating abstract ink paintings which are characteristically pure and minimalistic.

 

Painting and drawing have been part of her life since her youth. Until 2008 she was self-taught and obtained her knowledge and skills through careful observation of her environment. In 2009 she began taking painting classes.

Over the years, the wish for more impulses from outside, new challenges and the need to leave and extend her comfort zone grew stronger in her. Therefore, she decided in 2015 to start the diploma studies of Visual Arts at the Visual Art School Basel. Towards the end of the studies, the wish for a simplification and reduction in her artistic work became more and more evident. With her love for nature, it was obvious that she was drawn to natural materials.

 

This urge originated in her environment. For many years, she has been closely observing her behaviour, thoughts and feelings. The desire for simplification and the effort to find her inner balance became stronger. This simplification turned out to be a significant part not only of her life but has found its way into her artistic work.

She mainly works with materials such as ink, oil pastels and fineliners. In addition to the common brushes, she also uses materials from nature like panicles, grasses and wood as her creative tools.

A significant part of her creative process is also about recycling and reusing natural materials.

By creating her delicate work she is striving for inner balance, that she shares with her audience.