We’ve got a penchant for bright colours and popping patterns, and there’s a new book out by one of our absolute favourite artists covering all of these things that we wanna shout to hills and the seas about! French-born, Milan-based artist Nathalie Du Pasquier has just launched ‘Don’t Take These Drawings Seriously’; a compendium of hundreds of vibrant sketches that have been sitting unseen in her drawers for the past three decades of her career.
Nathalie began her career as a founding core member of the 80’s avant-garde collective of Italian designers and architects known as Memphis. Pioneering radical post-modern furniture and fabric design, Nathalie designed the first Memphis fabrics, floor rugs, tableware and furniture. Leaving an undeniable impact on design, she left the group in 1987 and has since flourished as an artist. The self-taught artist is primarily a painter, and also fluid in her mediums; slipping between vibrant paintings to drawings to intriguing geometric sculptural constructions and installations.
The way Nathalie Du Pasquier utilises colour is always exciting. We dig her subtle palette combinations and use of strong contrast. Combining this with her almost primitive patterns and unpredictable use of geometric shapes has made her work instantly recognisable and iconic. The way Nathalie continues to push herself to explore, make and do is utterly inspiring. To watch an artist develop over a career spanning many decades and create such a large body of diverse work is a real treat. From collaborations with American Apparel to our very own Melbourne designers Third Draw Down, we can’t wait to see where Nathalie’s work heads next.