Natasha Zupan's body of work, 'Homage to Horst P. Horst', explores the manipulation of surface texture, light, and the interweaving of time. She has incorporated found images in books from Horst P. Horst into her collages. Time past and time future are united in a perpetual possibility of change. She tries to capture the resonances of evolution in various types of representation. It is not about translating a world that already exists, but about an entrance into a different universe. A timeless, tactile world of sensation and overlapping memory. Materials and emotions converge: The surface holds synthetic binders consisting mainly of layers of inks, acrylics, watercolors, pigments, photographs from books and digital images. These are imbued with altered states of feelings and archetypal references.
Bottichelli Sleeve #2251, Collage on Paper 2018
Was born in Georgia (USA), brought up in Europe. Combining Renaissance hues and chiaroscuro with modern collage and media, Natasha Zupan beautifully unites the old and new. A Yale-educated, internationally renowned artist, Natasha combines the innovation of her highly crafted technique with her wonder for tradition and the great Masters. Her clear, bright brush strokes and play of light and shadow are both rhythmic and youthful. The female figures in her paintings have an undeniable renaissance quality about them. Their classical faces become nymph-like when accentuated with symbols of nature and beauty. Each figurative work harbors a unique and intricate personality. Powerfully expressive, they are at once pure and sensual, innocent yet beguiling. An internationally acclaimed figure in the art world, Natasha shows annually throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, including multiple exhibitions at the Columbus Museum of Art, Georgia. The artist has acted as a muse for the famous fashion label Larusmiani, Zang Toi and Liborio as well as being commissioned by Swaroski to produce a Crystal Chandelier and Mattel to produce a painting about Barbie, to celebrate its 50th anniversary.