Nathalie Deshairs

France 1964

Abstract Art

Nathalie Deshairs
Nathalie Deshairs
December 27, 2016
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One of those rare artists whose paintings are able to shake the viewer to his or hers emotional core in mere seconds, Nathalie Deshairs is a French author whose abstract compositions are a true delight to behold. All of her pieces are capable of seducing the viewer thanks to their fine ink strokes and the fluidity of compositions that make them seem almost magical. It should be noted that Deshairs, despite using some degrees of recognizable forms, still relies heavily on the abstract shapes that are mostly unidentifiable to the viewer.

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Nathalie Deshairs – En blanc Huile sur toile (Left) / Portrait 12 huile sur toile (Right)

What Separates Nathalie Deshairs From The Rest

Nathalie Deshairs was born in the year of 1964 in Grenoble, a city in the historical Rhône-Alpes region. She earned her artistic education by attending classes at the prestigious Beaux-Arts School of Aix-en-Provence. Here, Nathalie acquired the recognizable control over her art that serves her so well to this day. As a matter of fact, it may very well be this fascinating command over her compositions that separates Deshairs from most of her contemporary colleagues – this author never seems to lose control despite her artworks often appearing quite chaotic in nature. Her pieces are created by using black stone and Chinese ink – the perfect and unique combination of materials responsible for giving life to what Nathalie calls weightlessness of the soul. Even if it sometimes seems like this is not the case, color is actually a crucial element of her art as the controlled touches of colors dictate the emotional direction Deshairs’s paintings take. To her, color is never opaque and is more like a thought. It should be noted that Nathalie Deshairs used to teach students at the Plastic Art School of Menton, enjoying great success as a teacher. However, after she realized that focusing exclusively on her art could benefit her career, the painter decided to quit her job at Plastic Art School of Menton and dedicate one hundred percent of her time to creating artworks.

There is something unidentifiable in the works of Nathalie Deshairs, something that makes them seem incredibly passionate and alluring

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Nathalie Deshairs – Sublimation 6 Huile (Left) / Sans titre cuivre Huile sur toile (Center) / Sans titre 450 Encre de Chine sur toile (Right)

Excellent Control Over Abstract Art

Rarely do we get an opportunity to enjoy abstract art that packs such a strong emotional punch as the work of Nathalie Deshairs is capable of. And, just like the case is with other great abstract painters, we are not entirely sure why these pieces are as fiery as they are. After some time of observing and investigating her art, we believe it comes down to the mix of minimalistic shapes and the energy of the painter’s fluid forms. That way, Nathalie is able to achieve her aforementioned goal – realizing the quest for discovering lightness, the weightlessness of a soul unburdened by earthly matters.

This artist is represented by Galerie 22.

Nathalie Deshairs lives and works in Menton.

All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015UnknownBogéna Galerie, Saint‐Paul de VenceGroup
2015UnknownGalerie 22, CoustelletGroup
2015MinimentaPoint Rouge Galerie, ParisGroup
2015UnknownAbbayac, Villeneuve-les-AvignonGroup
2015UnknownChâteau Doria, Dolceacqua, ItalieGroup
2015UnknownCentre d'art La Minoterie, NayGroup
2014UnknownBogéna galerie, SingapourGroup
2014UnknownBogéna galerie, Saint-Paul de VenceGroup
2014UnknownGalerie 22, CoustelletGroup
2014UnknownGalerie Au-delà des Apparences, AnnecyGroup
2014UnknownMelting Art Gallery, LilleGroup
2014UnknownGalerie Sievi, BerlinGroup
2013UnknownBogéna galerie, saint-Paul de VenceGroup
2013UnknownGalerie 22, CoustelletGroup
2013UnknownGalerie Au‐delà des apparences, AnnecyGroup
2013UnknownGalerie Audrey Marty, Saint‐MaloGroup
2012UnknownBogéna galerie, Saint-Paul de VenceGroup
2012UnknownGalerie Au-delà des apparences, AnnecyGroup
2012UnknownGalerie 22, CoustelletGroup
2012Artnîmesgalerie Au-delà des apparences, AnnecyGroup
2011UnknownGalerie 22, CoustelletGroup
2011ArtNîmesGalerie 22Group
2011UnknownBogéna galerie, Saint‐Paul de VenceGroup
2011UnknownJack Drougard Gallery, St EmilionGroup
2011UnknownGalerie Claudine Legrand, ParisGroup
2011UnknownCentre d’Art contemporain La Minoterie, NayGroup
2010Lille Art FairJack Drougard gallery, LilleGroup
2010Affordable Art FairJack Drougard gallery, ParisGroup
2010UnknownGalerie OteroGroup
2010UnknownGalerie Sievi, BerlinGroup
2010UnknownGalerie 22, CoustelletGroup
2010UnknownEspace Eqart, MarciacGroup
2009Lille Art Fairgalerie du ChâteauGroup
2009UnknownFoire d’Art contemporain, L’Isle sur la SorgueGroup
2009UnknownJack Drougard Gallery, St EmilionGroup
2009UnknownGalerie 22, CoustelletGroup
2009UnknownTour Lascaris, GorbioGroup
2009St-ArtJack Drougard Gallery, StrasbourgGroup
2008UnknownChâteau des terrasses, Cap d’AilGroup
2008UnknownGalerie Otero, Saint-Paul de VenceGroup
2008Fondation Raza- Mongillattour Lascaris, GorbioGroup
2008St-artgalerie du Château, StrasbourgGroup
2008UnknownGalerie du Château, PauGroup
2007UnknownGalerie Otero, Saint-Paul de VenceGroup
2006UnknownGalerie Otero, Saint-Paul de VenceGroup
2006UnknownGalerie Sievi, Berlin.Group
2006UnknownKunstforum, Berlin.Group
1993UnknownGalerie l’Eau Bleue, MentonGroup