I start with ripping apart issues of Architectural Digest and create dozens of collages very quickly that I make to capture a certain mood. From these compositions, I select the few that I’ll develop into paintings. These are the paintings that make up “Memory of Place”. My emotional connection to an event or place is tied to the space where it happened. A room’s ceiling as … [Read more...]
About Nathalie Tierce
A major influence on Nathalie Tierce’s paintings is her lifelong fascination and personal relationship to spaces. Growing up in New York City, her memories of being in and among the buildings and rooms that are the backdrop to life’s events intertwine with her emotional history around them.
At odds with a sense of spatial direction, her ambivalence to an ordered universe and gravity is prevalent in her depiction of structure. Architectural elements threaten, fall and float. A sense of overwhelming wonder at a life lived within man-made walls pervades her work.