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Nathalie Perret

Nathalie Perret

"Accepting the existence of the object as an independent thing and thus attempt to see it with fresh eyes". Nathalie Perret (France) invites us to objects' semantic reappropriation. With the question of object's trace and by submitting us to the performative action, we understand that objects have a kind of second chance.

The work of Nathalie Perret is heavily influenced by the Latino American culture of mourning, with its rituals and ancient codes. Her research focuses on the duality of Birth and Death and the link between the two. Remind yourself that you are made of time, and you are going to leave a memorable mark but also a fleeting memory of your own death.

Nathalie Perret uses plaster for her remarkable, fleeting creations. The pallor of the object, the mark it leaves on the body when we wear it is her "Memento Mori" and it is the gesture of the ritual which is most important. What is thus highlighted, by extending the scope of perception, is that the performance, the experience of the object is focused on

personal meanings rather than social significance.

Born in 1978 in Caracas (V), Nathalie Perret is based in Paris (F). Achieving excellence in Art Education at the Fine Art School, Finis Terrae, Santiago (RCH), she has studied Jewellery at the AFEDAP School in Paris with Brune Boyer.

Her work was since presented in various exhibitions: 2004 – Jewel in the City, Ars Ornata Europeana, Manchester (GB) 2004 and 2007 – International Graduation Show, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen (NL); 2008 - From hand to hand, MUDAC, Contemporary Design and Applied Arts Museum, Lausanne (CH); 2009 - Schmuck Munich's International Trades and crafts fair.

From 2009 to 2011 she has participated to the travel exhibition "also known as jewellery" in Great Britain, Italy, United-States, Germany, Sweden and Paris, France where her "Palidecer" pendant was shown: the pallor of old age.

Past exhibition
Nathalie Perret
"Memento Mori I"
from 01.03.2012 to 31.03.2012.