Born in 1975 and raised in Quimper, Brittany, Nathalie Chikhi lives and works in Orlando, Florida. She earned her Bachelor in Visual Communication from Le Paraclet, Quimper in 1996 and a degree in Interactive Multimedia from Les Gobelins, Paris in 1999. She has shown at many venues across the USA since 2006, including the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami (2008), The MassMoca in North Adams, MA (2011), the Museum for Women Artists in Deland, FL (2011), UCF art gallery in Orlando (2012) and FSU gallery of Fine Art in Tallahassee (2012). She held her first solo show at Twelve 21, Orlando in Sept 2011. Her works 'Homage to Donald Judd", sculpture and painting were exhibited at Aqua during Art Basel Miami Beach, 2011. One of her painting, OPAD #1, was selected for the Nurture Art Annual Benefit 2012, in Brooklyn NY. From March 2 to April 20, 2013, she had a solo exhibition, titled "HUE" at Alt Space Gallery, with the Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL. During summer 2013, she launched a necklaces collection called STIXELS. Last April-May 2014, she did a site specific installation at ArtFields, Lake City SC. She will have a group exhibition in Tampa, in Oct-September 2014 and a mobile installation in March 2015 with the Maitland Art Center.
From the series "Code", oil and graphite pencil on paper, 30 x 30 cm. A map is an imprint, a sign of man in the landscape. An alien intelligence, observing our cities from the great distances of the space, could interpret them as the characters of an alphabet, sort of messages, a code of signs, each one different from the other, each with its own meaning and its own syntax. This hypothetical alien presence may not even realize that these cities have a purpose and a function, which are the product of the way we have adapted to live on this planet, but it could engage in an attempt to interpret this unknown language, identifying the alphabet and associating to each character a precise meaning. We will still be able to understand and share this new meanings, or will they have lost any sense for us?
I am inspired by the supernatural and otherworldly. I love the mystery of dusk and the shapes it creates with the approaching night. The piece was done in charcoal using a subtractive method, where I lay down the medium and remove it with an eraser. The piece has been sprayed with a fixative, however, it is important to not touch the surface. This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display.
One of the largest tribal communities in South Asia, the Gonds, are mainly found in Madhya Pradesh and its surrounding States. Gond paintings which is mostly "two-dimensional" in style cover numerous themes such asÂ folk stories, religion, nature etc. Their artÂ may be bursting with flamboyant hues or more controlled, in the simple sophistication use of black and white. It is interesting to observe that Gond paintings bear a remarkable likeness to Australian aboriginal art as both forms use dots or lines as fillers. The artist Durga Bai has been transforming the communities ritual performing arts into a new tradition of figurative and narrative visual art: using a variety of modern media including acrylic paintings on canvas ink drawings on paper and has created depictions of the tribal natural and mythological worlds and oral histories.
$ (as of June 5, 2017, 11:38 pm)750.00 (as of June 5, 2017, 11:38 pm)
Meticulously detailed drawing on archival paper. This is a color and image study for a larger piece that sold, entitled "Under the Shadow of Mortality". This title is the closest description for the feeling and atmosphere of the image. Not being a large piece, it can safely be shipped loosely rolled in a tube. This will cost a lot less than a framed piece.
$ (as of June 5, 2017, 11:38 pm)1,150.00 (as of June 5, 2017, 11:38 pm)
A meticulously detailed composition showing swirling bands of color and suggestions of thorns in the foreground, with complex organic forms being visible beyond these shapes, creating a depth of perspective. The symbolism being the trials and tribulations of the human condition, and the strength we display in over coming them.
$ (as of June 5, 2017, 11:38 pm)6,600.00 (as of June 5, 2017, 11:38 pm)