Nathalie Du Pasquier’s immersive Other Rooms at Camden Arts Centre

PUBLISHED: 09:00 02 November 2017

Nathalie Du Pasquier

Nathalie Du Pasquier

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Camden Arts Centre’s galleries have been transformed into “architectural landscapes” featuring vivid-hued geometric shapes by Nathalie Du Pasquier.

Nathalie Du Pasquier Nathalie Du Pasquier

Other Rooms is an “immersive trompe-l’oeil” taking over the gallery spaces at the Arkwright Road venue by constructing two rooms within rooms.

As a founding member of Italian design group Memphis, the French-born artist was renowned in the 1980s for her vibrant graphic patterns for textile, carpet and plastic.

But in the last 30 years she has focused on painting bold, abstract still-lifes, which play with architectural perspective.

The Camden Arts Centre show brings her work off the canvas and into real life, transporting visitors to an environment where real and optical sightlines, horizons and planes, flatness and precisely marked out spaces, compete for attention.

Nathalie Du Pasquier Nathalie Du Pasquier

Many of her works are drawn isometrically – showing a 3D object in 2D. Rather than being in perspective they play with dimensional forms and explore the transformative impact of line and colour.

In the first room Du Pasquier muses on notions of time and patterns of living via a series of drawings made daily throughout the summer and shown consecutively.

They feature alongside seven ceramic sculptures one for each day of the week.

Inspired by visual artefacts from ancient times to modern popular culture, some of Du Pasquier’s work features stacked pots, vessels and everyday objects in “a game of construction.”

The second room within a room is more abstract and ambiguous, less grounded in physics. It features cut-out painted patterns which seem to float against the flatness of wallpaper designed by Du Pasquier.

Both rooms embody the artists’ interest in the potential of pictures to burst their two-dimensions and in architecture’s inherent status as a form that effects social change.

Other Rooms by Nathalie Du Pasquier runs at Camden Arts Centre in Arkwright Road Hampstead until January 14, 2018. camdenartscentre.org

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