Especially impressed and inspired by the color, Nadine Hardy creates vivid surfaces decorated with the bright coats of paint. She paints on wooden panels, provoking the effects which painting knife or plastic card have on the smooth surface. Letting the color to guide the whole painting process, she is striving to find the balance between its order and disorder. Hardy is puzzling colored fields with the attempt to run the emotions. Her large, imaginative compositions reveal the idea of beauty and personal identity, aiming to discover a story behind. When there’s nothing to add or change, the art piece is done.
Working as an independent artist, Hardy studied history and art history in The United States and France. Discovering painting in classes in non-figurative art, she has a passion for art since forever. Using the acrylic paint on a wooden surface, everything starts and ends with the color. With the intention to find harmony walking between order and disorder, she finalizes her search when she see the viewer’s emotional connection with her painting. The presence of the color force makes the confirmation of the work.
The strong and bright color is the key code for revealing and reading her paintings, being the link and reference point between perception and understanding which always depends on personal experience, heritage and cultural environments. The paint is present in order to challenge the emotion and initiate the quest for aesthetics. It animates the feeling which moves the spirit of creation. For Hardy, abstract painting is a product of her inspiration, visual presentation represented by forms, colors and lines. It is also a connection of reality and intellect with artistic inner being.
Nadine Hardy’s work express spontaneous, vibrant and unique creation full of energy. She likes to make the parallel between her passing life and permanent painting. Somewhere in the middle she has found the essence of beauty, immortalized by the color. The main components of Hardy’s painting are contained in in every piece of work. With the color having the leadership and emotion coming from it, every aesthetic standard is fulfilled, and the artist is satisfied. Encouraging the viewer to liberate his imagination, those paintings are created to make people to see through the eyes of feelings.
All images courtesy of the artist
|2016||Salon d'Arts Contemporains||Bizanos||solo|
|2016||Nadine Hardy||Galery 88, Bagnère de Bigorre||solo|
|2015||Salon du Petit Tableau||Serres Castet||solo|
|2014||Cadeaux d'artistes||Galery 88, Bagnère de Bigorre||solo|