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 (Framed), 2015
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.