She combines images from old masters, alchemical prints, contemporary artists, and bits from magazines and newspapers to create overlapping, intersecting worlds of transparencies and transformation. Colleges allow emotions to converge with the material, the juxtaposition of the past and present in an atmosphere of no time. She seeks baroque minimalism. The work is informed by romance, desire, disillusion, torment, ecstasy, dream, and myth. Her best works are erotic displays of mental confusion, particularly concerning relationships. She usually works in series to emphasize repetition and obsession.
Crazy He Calls Me (Diptych), 2015
Crazy he calls me (Diptych), 2015
One of a Kind Photo Collage Accompanied by It's Enlarged Photograph
Dimensions: 60 H x 53.5 W in.
Edition of 5
Dimensions: 12 H x 9 W in.
One of a Kind
Signed lower right on recto by the artist and numbered on verso.
Was born in Georgia (USA), brought up in Europe, and studied art at Yale University. Talent is an intrinsic part of her DNA, thanks to her father – the prestigious international artist of Slovenian origin, Bruno Zupan – and her beautiful mother, Jane. Natasha lives in Valldemossa in a stone house, with an eclectically decorated interior, which she purchased from the Swarovski family. After numerous exhibitions in Boston, California, Milan, Stockholm and New York – attracting celebrities like Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Claudia Schiffer – the artist has been featured in the Italian ‘Vanity Fair’ magazine and acted as muse for the famous fashion label Larusmiani, as well as being commissioned by Mattel to produce a painting about Barbie, to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Natasha Zupan's work juxtaposes emotion, reflection, shadows, light, time, images and abstractions in a confrontation between traditional representation and contemporary subjectivities. She manipulates and interweaves concepts of time. Time, past and future are united in a perpetual possibility of change. Her work captures the resonances, and the echoes and reflection of conflict and evolution. Zupan's work is not about translating a world that already exists. It is about an entrance to a different universe.