The Summer Auction 2019

06 JUL 2019 6:00 PM - 06 JUL 2019 8:00 PM
Candid Arts, London EC1V 1NQ
The Summer Auction 2019 - Lot 35, Nathalie Kingdon, True Optimism
The Summer Auction 2019 - Lot 35, Nathalie Kingdon, True Optimism

35. Nathalie Kingdon

True Optimism

Signed, numbered and dated
Screenprint on paper
70 x 90 cm.
Created in 2017
This work is number 4 from an edition of 5.

Note that the background colour of the work varies slightly from the photo. Please contact [email protected] for further images.


£480 - 750

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To the artist, a parachutist embodies "freedom, abandonment, lack of control and slight madness".

True Optimism is a large-scale screen print created to evoke the sensation falling. As Nathalie makes her work she allows her imagination to take control and in this instance: "I thought how wonderful it would feel to fall on a bed of flowers."

The quirkiness of this print is borne of nostalgic wallpaper which acts as a background to the striking black and white image of the parachutist. 

"I am interested in the new narratives that inevitably take place within the frame of the print. I often start with a very clear idea of what the final print should be like and I let myself carried away by a new story and dynamic in the process of printing."

Nathalie Kingdon is a French screen printer based in London at the Wimbledon Art studios.

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