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Nadine Defer

Nadine Defer

France
Emerging artist
Best seller
  • KAZoART artist since 2018
  • 27 works sold
  • 114 works

French artist, Nadine Defer creates a rich, well crafted painting style that combines a unique graphic aesthetic with bursts of colors and matter in order to fully bring her creations to life. Her preferred subject matter: the human body. When it comes down to it, her one true interest is « living things ». There’s no hidden messages or political agenda behind any of her pieces, just art at its purest form. 

At the end of the day, there is only painting!

Born in 1954 in Northern France, from a ceramic artist father and a musical mother, she always dreamed of attending the “Beaux Arts“ in Paris. Going with more job security, just like her parents did, she becomes a nurse and on her off time, does pottery with her father. 

In 1984, Nadine Defer moves to Southern France and frequently attends watercolor classes and in order to became a student of water colour, then Life Drawing (also known as Figure Drawing). 

But in 2010, she finally quits her jobs in order to dedicate herself entirely to her craft. 

Drawing at the center of her artistic expression

Almost as an extension of her own body, her canvas becomes a sort of second “skin“. The bodies she creates each have their own story. As if they had lived a fulfilling life before being imprisoned in the canvas. The larger formats of her paintings also allow for almost life-sized body recreations, each displaying their own physicality. 

Everything begins and ends with drawing, even though she’s working with real life models. Paying close attention to every little detail, every movement, every look, every moving body part, Defer has an almost kinesthetic that guides her artistic choices and movements while preparing her drawings. 

An expressionist and spontaneous palette

Nadine Defer’s palette is original, bold and incredibly personal - like her own unique signature. She isn’t afraid to take risks and doesn’t shy away from her expressionist tendencies, which really add to the strength of her works. 

The colors become matter by asserting themselves through a certain autonomy: drips, impasto, blank canvas in places, creating overflow, spontaneity and the unexpected. This is probably where the "impulsive" dimension of her paintings is hidden. 

Artist Quote

“The body is a fascinating subject to work with. Everyone and anyone can be moved by its sheer power. Whether it be nude depictions or wonderful portraits, the body will always manage to fascinate us.“

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Nadine Defer - Espoir de ballerine
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
80 x 70 cm
$1,549
Nadine Defer - Laetitia 2
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
50 x 70 cm
$310
Nadine Defer - Pose 4
Nadine Defer
Ink drawing
53 x 78 cm
Private sale -10%
Nadine Defer - Pose 3
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
53 x 78 cm
$413
Nadine Defer - Nu de dos 2
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
50 x 100 cm
Private sale -30%
Nadine Defer - Sans titre 11
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
100 x 100 cm
Private sale -30%
Nadine Defer - Virginie
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
50 x 70 cm
$310
Nadine Defer - Virginie - triptyque
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
120 x 120 cm
$2,581
Nadine Defer - Virginie 2
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
50 x 70 cm
$310
Nadine Defer - Etirement
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
72 x 100 cm
Private sale -10%
Nadine Defer - Pose 1
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
58 x 80 cm
$413
Nadine Defer - Bleu
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
80 x 80 cm
$1,858
Nadine Defer - Rhino
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
100 x 100 x 4 cm
$2,065
Nadine Defer - Nu de dos 1
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
73 x 100 cm
Private sale -30%
Nadine Defer - Caraco rouge
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
80 x 100 cm
Private sale -20%
Nadine Defer - Triptyque
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
150 x 150 cm
Private sale -10%
Nadine Defer - PensÉes
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
81 x 116 cm
Private sale -10%
Nadine Defer - Intimité III
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
73 x 100 x 2 cm
$1,549
Nadine Defer - Noir
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
80 x 100 cm
$1,962
Nadine Defer - Ballerine 8
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
80 x 100 cm
$1,858
Nadine Defer - Tout un poème !
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
100 x 100 x 4 cm
$2,065
Nadine Defer - Robe blanche
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
50 x 150 cm
$2,065
Nadine Defer - Help !!
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
100 x 100 cm
$2,065
Nadine Defer - Carpe diem
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
110 x 80 cm
$1,951
Nadine Defer - Laetitia 3
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
50 x 70 cm
$310
Nadine Defer - Help
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
50 x 50 cm
Private sale -30%
Nadine Defer - J'en ai marre
Nadine Defer
Oil painting
100 x 120 cm
$2,271
Nadine Defer - Pose 2
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
53 x 78 cm
$413
Nadine Defer - Les corbeaux
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
100 x 100 cm
$2,065
Nadine Defer - De la série "corps et fragments"
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
50 x 150 cm
Private sale -10%
Nadine Defer - Ballerine 6
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
100 x 120 cm
Private sale -30%
Nadine Defer - Les 3 soeurs
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
100 x 100 cm
$2,065
Nadine Defer - Le p'tit pÊcheur
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
80 x 70 cm
Private sale -20%
Nadine Defer - CONVERSATION
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
150 x 97 x 3 cm
$3,097
Nadine Defer - Pose 5
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
53 x 78 cm
Private sale -10%
Nadine Defer - Flo
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
80 x 100 cm
Private sale -50%
Nadine Defer - Rose
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
80 x 100 cm
$1,755
Nadine Defer - Attention
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
60 x 60 cm
$723
Nadine Defer - Laetitia 4
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
73 x 100 cm
Private sale -30%
Nadine Defer - Virginie
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
100 x 100 cm
Private sale -20%
Nadine Defer - Intimité 2
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
100 x 100 cm
$2,065
Nadine Defer - Ballerine 7
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
100 x 120 cm
Private sale -30%
Nadine Defer - Les vautours
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
100 x 100 cm
$2,065
Nadine Defer - Extase
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
72 x 100 cm
Private sale -10%
Nadine Defer - Diptyque
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
100 x 100 cm
$2,065
Nadine Defer - Les jeunes loups
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
120 x 100 cm
Private sale -10%
Nadine Defer - Virginie debout
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
50 x 150 cm
Private sale -10%
Nadine Defer - Le turban rouge
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
100 x 100 cm
$2,065
Nadine Defer - Gorille
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
100 x 120 cm
$2,271
Nadine Defer - Caraco
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
50 x 100 cm
$1,652
Nadine Defer - Virginie debout 1
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
50 x 150 cm
Private sale -10%
Nadine Defer - C'est dans la boite !
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
100 x 100 cm
$2,065
Nadine Defer - Sans titre 6
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
80 x 70 cm
Private sale -30%
Nadine Defer - Flo
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
100 x 100 cm
Private sale -30%
Nadine Defer - Ballerine 5
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
100 x 120 cm
$2,271
Nadine Defer - Flamenco 2
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
80 x 80 cm
Private sale -20%
Nadine Defer - Repos
Nadine Defer
Acrylic painting
60 x 73 cm
$826
Nadine Defer - Laetitia
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
100 x 100 cm
Private sale -50%
Nadine Defer - Nu rouge
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
100 x 100 cm
$2,065
Nadine Defer - Virginie 3
Nadine Defer
Mixed media
50 x 70 cm
$310
Nadine Defer's Career
Education

University education in Art History and Creativity

Regular attendance at drawing workshops with live models: School of Fine Arts of TOULON and Draguignan

Initiation and improvement in pottery and ceramics (Northern France)

Many courses: watercolour, engraving, contemporary painting

Exhibitions

Since 2010: in FRANCE mainly Exhibitions

ART3F: Mulhouse, Toulouse, Metz, Nice

SIAC: Marseille

Elan d’art : Montpellier

S’MART: Aix en Provence

ART SHOPPING: Mandelieu

ARTOULOUSE

Clermont-Ferrand Salon

Valbonne Art Salon

GMAC: Paris la Bastille

Gallery of the Golden Fleece - BRUSSELS (B)

Permanent: ARTIANE Gallery - HONFLEUR (F) BODY AND SOUL Gallery - NIMES (F)

Awards

Nombreux prix en expositions collectives avant 2010 Parution : ARTS MAGAZINE INTERNATIONAL : Edition n°14-FÉVRIER 2018, Article de Diane Zorzi-n° ISSN 2399-4398 ARTISTES (ARTS MAGAZINE plus technique) : Revue 3- FÉVRIER-MARS 2018 - Article de Diane Zorzi