Artist of the Day / nathalie-Pirotte / France

I think these collages and paintings by Nathalie Pirotte are quite compelling.  I’m not sure what their message is, or how different people will respond to them, but they do demand some kind of response.

The quotes are from  Ana Finel Honigman, 11-01-2010.           Critic and curator based in Berlin.  This is a translation from French to English, and possibly from German to French originally.

“The credo of feminists often boiled down to a simple slogan: men are wolves and rabbits are women / men are predators and women are prey. But compensation is a reality that some women may also want to be consumed, and some men may also be ambivalent about the attack.”

“Represented with an exquisite technical skill, these mythical creatures are not really subjugated. Think of them as non-threatening animals with human bodies very present. Considéréez them as close in beauty, like playing with horny girls want to play adult cats and mice.”

About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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