Lives and works in Haute-Garonne, southwest France
A member of the ‘Ateliers d’Art de France’ union
Winner of the SEMA award (Society for the Promotion of Arts and Crafts) for contemporary art, 2009
Nathalie Chaulaic has that singular talent for placing mosaic in a modern context and within contemporary artistic practice.
Like an artist who produces a painting through successive brush strokes or a sculptor who kneads, shapes, chisels and molds the clay, Nathalie Chaulaic needs to have that raw relationship with the material, to undo to redo, to repeat the same self-assured gesture of positioning each tessera in its just place, right until that single perceptible moment when she knows her work is definitively complete.
Through her long creative process, guided by her natural gift for fusing mineral and organic materials in unexpected ways, Nathalie exhibits a patience and inner strength for revealing beauty, harmony; a finesse so rare that it is never expressed at first glance but finds its strength in the details of the work.
One of life’s observers, a person who is nourished by her eclectic sensibility, Nathalie Chaulaic follows an uncommon path and, through the curves, reflections, deflections, separations and variations in her work, she opens a window into our innermost feelings and emotions, like an inescapable force that only amplifies our perception.
Her works command our attention and reflect back to us pieces of our own lives, in her own subtle and graceful way. I cannot wait to see what surprises this artist has in store for us. One to keep an eye on.
Founder and Director of Autantyk