Nathalie Decoster and her souls balancing on the tightrope of time, her men and women in search of elusive Time, hold a whimsical mirror up to our modern-day human anxieties. The purity of line, the simplicity of the materials – often found objects which are imbued with new life, mattress springs, iron and concrete, cask hoops…
NATHALIE DECOSTER HAS LIVED AND WORKED IN PARIS SINCE 1985.
She creates her sculptures, peopled with bronze figures, which tell universal philosophical or humorous tales.
Everything contributes to giving this profoundly human oeuvre greater expressive power. The contrast between the tiny figures and the giant symbols confronting them creates a feeling of infinity.
And yet, Nathalie Decoster’s works are neither angst-ridden nor frightening. On the contrary, her treatment of this eternal question is marked by a contemplative and serene philosophical approach.
Her language is anchored in a feminine and stoic vision of time and of our fragile human lives. Thus, time is usually represented by a circle, rather than by a straight line. This makes reference to the repetitive, eternal, and reassuring cycle of seasons. She pursues several themes related to the human condition:
- Man confronting time
- Between man and nature
- Ways of thinking