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Nathalie Boutté

45 min visit

Galerie Magnin-A
26 May → 31 Jul 2020
From Tuesday to Saturday from 2 pm to 7 pm. Closed Sunday & Monday.

« One is just as interested in the quality of the works proposed as in the meticulous, even obessional work developed by the artist. A must see!  »

Nathalie Boutté is neither a photographer, nor a sculptor, nor a painter but her collages are all of these things at the same time. Her work is conceived from all kinds of paper: road maps, novels, blank or printed paper, bank notes. She offers them a second life in three-dimensional compositions. She cuts out strips from the chosen papers and glues them one by one, row after row. Little by little, the image and the volumes appear. In the artist's imagination, words printed on books, song lyrics, titles of works, parts of her memory that she transcribes in her works. Up close, we can only see the texture of the cut paper, which reminds us of her love for technique and material. From a distance, a motif, carefully thought out and elaborated, is imposed. For this exhibition, she returns to African history and creates a portrait gallery. We discover anonymous people as well as celebrities - Edwin Jefferson, Thomas Douglas or John Cosby - who literally find their materiality (of paper, History perhaps) before us.


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