“I was in Nathlyn’s studio in Stratford, East London, ostensibly to see her recent portraits. Her abstract work interested me much more! - Geometric visions created with both colour and passion.
I recognised Nathlyn as a fresh new artist with an angle on abstract art different to others I had seen. Her half-a-dozen solo and shared exhibitions in the past four years were preceded by three years at the Kent College of Art, where Tracy Emin studied.
While at Art College, Nathlyn enjoyed a time in Paris at L’École Estienne as an exchange student. In the past year since we met I have seen a growing maturity in Nathlyn’s paintings brought about by a confidence and a belief in herself that I have rarely seen in other artists. I predict a glowing future for Nathlyn Baptiste.”-Nicholas Bonham. ART SOLO EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS: 12.09.06–16.09.06 Tues 10-5.30pm, Wed 10-5.30pm, Thu 10-5.30pm, Fri 10-5.30pm, Sat 10-2pm.
(ARTIST'S INTERVIEW)- WHAT WOULD YOU SAY THE WORK IS ABOUT? I would say my work is about an abstract nature, although I think Daniel Brant, the curator, says it best: “That which is now revealed was once hidden.”“First let us view this work as ABSTRACT, as not representing the real, as being about the spaces and the truths of our lives. Well, yes, that's fine, and if that's enough for you, then enjoy the paintings in the knowledge that your understanding of the work is undeniable…” No matter how I describe the work, another’s critique of it will always be undeniable and correct! -It is! WHY DO I CREATE? Because it is important to me to have an outlet in which I can be complete! HOW? My main body of work can be seen to be pure perspective and a simple matter of dynamics.
The images, which are layering oils and acrylic, through angles, and intense colours are always created in my own personal style. MY INFLUENCES: initially I was influenced by my own experiences, as a female. After this clarification of my internal ID, I broadened the search for my other identity!
The components I chanced upon were fortunately an art-educated who’s who of dead and living artists, some of whose work I love, for various reasons and in no particular order: Kara Walker, Francis Bacon, Jenny Saville, Helen Chadwick, Cezanne, Julian Opie, Marc Vaux, Josepf Albers, Marcel Duchamp, Tomma Abts and far more artists than I can mention. IN THE FUTURE I would love to collaborate with David Adejeye, as I think his work is amazing!
BUT I would also like to work with a variety of other artists. THE ATIST'S LIVE ONLINE INTERVIEW CAN BE HEARD WITH TANIA SHILLAM 11.09.2006 (1-3pm) COLOURFUL RADIO- SKY DIGITAL (Channel) 0194