Marta Corada & MeiMei,
30-31 August 2019
Garden Room of the Exhibitionist Hotel, 8-10 Queensberry Pl, London SW7 2EA, South Kensington
During that art show, the WOLDT GALLERY presented art photography by Marta Corada, surreal sculptures by MeiMei and wooden sculptures by Russell Jakubowski
art arouses curiosity!
Stuffed Animals. Sculptures and Installations
21 - 22 February 2020
Garden Room, The Exhibitionist Hotel, 8-10 Queensberry Pl, London SW7 2EA, South Kensington
For the first time in the UK and London we presented Nathalie's stuffend animals artworks. Its a pleasure to introduce Nathalie, who lives and works in Barcelona, Spain to the London audience and collectors.
The stuffed animals as in Nathalie's artwork Untitled no 13 are witnesses, stores and mediators above all of our infantile emotions. They become friends and companions, convey and suggest feelings, attraction, warmth, they are the recipients of love but also of anger and dissatisfaction. Sometimes, looking at them as an adult, the memories and experience wake up. The submerged, seemingly forgotten, becomes alive again. Above all, the tactility of the material, but also the roundish, utter, fairy-tale forms, as they were attractive for children, they attract us again and let the thoughts again become lively.
Nathalie processes the material in the sense in which we process our experiences and emotions, she decomposes them to re-connect them, they are condensed and piled up. They are deliberately destroyed, to experience new form, new life, but also to overcome the sources of fear in connection with new experience..
The canvas with the stuffed part become the projection screen of these processes when Nathalie fragments the stuffed animals and place parts of them on the canvas.
The forms reflect the psychological processing of our thoughts: We remember, reconstruct, deconstruct and recreate in these processes. But above all we condense the thoughts and the experience, especially those of fears, vicinity and relationships, - we displace them to revive them.
Nathalie's work embraces and expresses a macroscopic view of us and our actions by critically examining global fears, which are always the fears of each one as we contemplate the old stuffed animal of our childhood. The textile appears as our memory.
art arouses curiosity!