Nathalie Armand’s works on canvas in acrylic and oil feature French-inspired landscape and portraiture. Whether expressed in the visage of subject or object, her shapes hold space and drip with emotionality, exposing a trace of the artist’s unique spatiotemporal frame. Rays of translucent pigment straddle figuration and abstraction, speaking to Nathalie’s intuitive sensitivity. Artistic philosophy is important to this artist, who talks about the idea of ‘painting as a state of equilibrium’ and ‘nourishment’ and the concept of painting as a chief purveyor of pleasure to the viewer. Her calm autonomy and willingness to experiment with subtle color fusion explores psychosocial conditions around homeland, ownership and identity. Choosing paint as an immersive medium and apparatus of transcendent consciousness, Nathalie’s oeuvre observes humanity’s collective and deeply rooted urge to ‘flee.’ Her painting process thereby is concerned with a personal and metaphysical departure, of which ecstatic heights – particularly joy and infinitesimal emotionality – are meaningful residues.
Nathalie Armand was born in Bagnols-sur-Ceze Gard, France, and today she is inspired by her current local environment of the Pyrenean valleys.