Nadine Defer

Nadine Defer

36 fans

DRAGUIGNAN (83), France
54 works

BIOGRAPHY Born in 1954 in the North of France, from a ceramicist and musician father and a musician mother. As a child, I dreamed of doing "Fine Arts". But my parents advised me (as their own parents had done) to choose job security. So I became a psychiatric nurse, like my father, like my grandfather. At the same time I am learning to work the land with my father. In 1984, I moved to the south of France, La Provence. I regularly attend watercolour workshops, then drawing with live models, it is the revelation: "I will work on the body! "There are several courses in contemporary painting, drawing, engraving... university courses in art history and plastic arts, I attend the Beaux Arts de Toulon, participate in many exhibitions where I win many prizes. In 2010, freed from certain family constraints (my children are grown up), I decided to leave my job as a nurse to devote myself to painting. Since then, as a professional artist, I have participated in many contemporary art shows. MY APPROACH IS ESSENTIALLY PLASTIC. I am looking for a rich, constructed and powerful painting, where graphics, materials and colours ARTICULATE for a subject: the human body. An approach where semantics takes second place and comes down to: "living", without socio-political pretensions or chatter. THE SUPPORT: the canvas for me becomes "skin", body expression. The represented tends to disappear in favour of a lived body, mine, but also that of the spectator. Moreover, the format I use allows this physical engagement through gestures. GRAPHISM: everything starts and ends with drawing, working from living models. I am attentive to a gesture, a look, a shortcut, or simply a curve, a hand, a foot, a knee... In fact, an almost kinesthetic emotion guides the choice of my lines for my preparatory drawings. THE CHROMATIC ISSUE: My palette is original, daring and personal. It represents in itself a kind of signature. It is an assumed risk, because this somewhat expressionist choice contributes, I think, to the strength of my work. THE MATTER: my colours are material by asserting themselves through a certain autonomy: drips, impastoes, virgin canvas in places, creating overflow, spontaneity and the unexpected. This is probably where the "drive" dimension of my paintings is hidden. THE SUBJECT finally, the body, is an exciting subject. It cannot leave anyone indifferent because everyone can feel his or her involving strength. Naked or faces, the body always captures us.

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

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)

Nadine Defer's artwork

Vite
Vite
$1,102
Mixed media (16 x 39 in)
Jeu de billes
Jeu de billes
$1,212
Mixed media (16 x 47 in)
Les ballons
Les ballons
$1,212
Mixed media (16 x 47 in)
Les 3 soeurs
Les 3 soeurs
$2,203
Mixed media (39 x 39 in)
Cours d'École
Cours d'École
$2,423
Mixed media (35 x 46 in)
Hip hop 1
Hip hop 1
$2,423
Mixed media (39 x 47 in)
Flamenco
Flamenco
$2,203
Mixed media (39 x 39 in)
Ballerine 1
Ballerine 1
$2,203
Mixed media (39 x 47 in)
Virginie
Virginie
$2,203
Mixed media (39 x 39 in)
Laetitia
Laetitia
$2,203
Mixed media (39 x 39 in)
Petite robe noire
Petite robe noire
$2,203
Mixed media (39 x 39 in)
Rose
Rose
$1,873
Mixed media (31 x 39 in)
Le turban rouge
Le turban rouge
$2,203
Mixed media (39 x 39 in)
Ballerine 5
Ballerine 5
$2,423
Mixed media (39 x 47 in)
Ballerine 3
Ballerine 3
$2,423
Mixed media (39 x 47 in)
Le p'tit pÊcheur
Le p'tit pÊcheur
$1,762
Mixed media (31 x 28 in)
Marilyn
Marilyn
$2,203
Mixed media (39 x 39 in)
Hommage À prince
Hommage À prince
$2,203
Mixed media (39 x 39 in)
Flo
Flo
$1,873
Mixed media (31 x 39 in)
Hommage À vermeer
Hommage À vermeer
$1,873
Mixed media (31 x 39 in)
Petite robe verte
Petite robe verte
$2,203
Mixed media (39 x 39 in)
Le p'tit marcel
Le p'tit marcel
$2,203
Mixed media (39 x 39 in)
Sans titre
Sans titre
$2,203
Mixed media (39 x 39 in)
Sans titre
Sans titre
$2,203
Mixed media (39 x 39 in)
Sans titre
Sans titre
$2,203
Mixed media (38 x 51 in)
Nu rouge
Nu rouge
$2,203
Mixed media (39 x 39 in)
Nu de dos
Nu de dos
$1,762
Mixed media (29 x 39 in)
Lipstick
Lipstick
$991
Mixed media (20 x 39 in)
Flo
Flo
$2,203
Mixed media (39 x 39 in)
Hip hop 2
Hip hop 2
$2,644
Mixed media (47 x 47 in)
Flamenco 3
Flamenco 3
$1,762
Mixed media (31 x 31 in)
Flamenco 2
Flamenco 2
$1,762
Mixed media (31 x 31 in)
Sans titre 3
Sans titre 3
$1,762
Oil painting (29 x 39 in)
Ballerine 6
Ballerine 6
$2,423
Mixed media (39 x 47 in)
Nu de dos
Nu de dos
$1,322
Mixed media (20 x 39 in)
Virginie
Virginie
$1,762
Mixed media (31 x 39 in)
PensÉe
PensÉe
$1,652
Mixed media (35 x 46 in)
Homme assis
Homme assis
$1,652
Mixed media (38 x 57 in)
Repos
Repos
$661
Acrylic painting (24 x 29 in)
"attention !"
"attention !"
$606
Mixed media (24 x 24 in)
Help
Help
$551
Mixed media (20 x 20 in)
Extase
Extase
$1,762
Mixed media (39 x 29 in)
Sans titre 8
Sans titre 8
$1,873
Mixed media (31 x 39 in)
Sans titre 7
Sans titre 7
$1,817
Mixed media (31 x 31 in)
Sans titre 6
Sans titre 6
$1,762
Mixed media (31 x 28 in)
Sans titre 5
Sans titre 5
$1,762
Mixed media (28 x 31 in)
Sans titre 4
Sans titre 4
$1,762
Mixed media (31 x 39 in)
Sans titre
Sans titre
$275
Pencil drawing (16 x 28 in)
Sans titre
Sans titre
$275
Pencil drawing (16 x 28 in)
De la série "corps et fragments"
De la série "corps et fragments"
$1,762
Mixed media (20 x 59 in)
Eiki
Eiki
Sold
Mixed media (39 x 39 in)
Nu de face
Nu de face
Sold
Mixed media (20 x 39 in)
"lÉgÈretÉ"
"lÉgÈretÉ"
Sold
Mixed media (20 x 29 in)
A l'origine ...
A l'origine ...
Sold
Mixed media (39 x 47 in)

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