Natalia Rose is a Danish artist capable of creating semi-abstract and symbolic artworks with a strong visual impact. She is able to empathise with the viewer, giving them not only a visual experience but also a journey into their own spirituality. With a few essential elements, quick touches and bright, vivid colours, Natalia creates artworks in which the graphic sign of pictograms is combined with the creative debauchery of abstractionism. The elements mix like a dance, finding harmony and balance. The synthesis and essentiality that underlies her artistic process is important. With colours and shapes Natalia opens up a wide-ranging discourse on the power of communication, especially visual communication, which takes place between artist-work-spectator. In "Russian Easter" the three primary colours share the space of the canvas suggesting a strong essential balance. The choice of colour tones is not accidental as it creates a symbolic contrast with the dissoluteness and energy of the title. The colours are bright, extremely luminous, reflecting the light of the environment in which they are displayed. The application of the pigment is not flat, quite the contrary. Natalia creates a refined texture by mixing the colours with a variegated background, full of small gestural and rapid signs. In this way, the red, cockerel and blue emerge from the background, dominating the scene. The painting expresses a sense of joy, a colourful explosion of confetti and festoons. The signs on the canvas are characteristic of the artist who expresses herself, even in the case of monochrome surfaces, with calligraphic and iconographic gestures. The painting "Et Offer" is emblematic and mysterious. The composition of the artwork is influenced by Oriental and Russian art, as is the choice of strong contrasting colours and vivid decorativism. Against a dark, black background, yellow and red symbols emerge that give dynamism to the work, create shapes and give movement. At the bottom, pigments form round geometric elements. Each mark left on the canvas is arranged as if to form an emblematic drawing, hidden between shapes and colour. In fact, we seem to glimpse the figure of a man, outlined by a red contour line. The details of the face are rendered through the contrast between the black background and the bright yellow. Everything in the work follows a precise structure, a composition studied in terms of its symbols and meaning, which at times takes on disturbing overtones. In "Silence" Natalia shows the viewer another side of her complex and intriguing personality as an artist. The figurative canvas is very close to the suspended metaphysical atmospheres and subjects of Surrealism with a return to the theme of the painter's studio, initiated by Matisse. The background is divided into two flat backgrounds of black and red. The light in the painting is provided by the suspended light bulb. In the foreground are three elements in front of an easel on which a canvas is resting. The composition is also well thought out here, the colours are few, essential and striking. Mystery envelops the three figures in the foreground, a metaphor for the human condition as they gaze at the horizon. Art representing art. A paradox that Natalia resolves through contrasting colours and an unreal suspended environment. The artist once again proves to be extremely multifaceted, creative and original. Her ability to pass from one style to another while maintaining the same expressive depth and the same characteristics that are common to all her artworks is surprising: colours, iconographic signs and energy.
Art Curator Ilaria Falchetti
Exhibition "Sacrifice" M.A.D.S. Gallery Milano december 2021
© 2014 Natalia Rose