NATHALIE SEAVER — DECONSTRUCTING BEAUTY
The Deconstructing Beauty series explores the visual capture of an artistic instant of harmony which creates a piece of art, using collage and painting techniques.
PRINT INFORMATION: Archival Pigment Prints with collaged paper affixed with glue | 2016–2019 | 13”x19" | Edition: 10.
While I’m drawn to things that are beautiful, it’s magic that is at the core of my art making. In this series, I explore the language of contemporary photographs: the pixel, through the timeless subject of the natural world. Transforming a pixel into a feminine shape: a circle, I expand beyond a beautiful object into a new incarnation of magic. This collaged act of adding to the photograph by hand is a reaction to the lack of materiality of photographs on a screen and a celebration to intensify the photographic object into a new way of experiencing beauty.
Nathalie Seaver grew up in Manhattan and Paris and currently lives in Los Angeles. Her practice uses photography, collage, textiles and mixed media to investigate materiality, memory, and the complexity and beauty found in worlds within her reach. Her art is enhanced and informed by a lifetime of working in visual and tactile environments: book illustration,TV, film and fashion design. Houston gallerist, Catherine Couturier awarded Nathalie 1st prize and a solo show at the 2018 LACP member competition. Her photographic collages have been included in numerous exhibitions, including the A Smith Gallery and featured in The Hand Magazine.
For additional information about Nathalie Seaver: www.nathalieseaverphoto.com