Nadine Defer

Nadine Defer

Emerging artist Emerging artist

83 fans

DRAGUIGNAN (83), France
85 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

Caraco rouge
Caraco rouge
$2,126
Mixed media (80 x 100 cm)
Pose 5
Pose 5
$709
Mixed media (53 x 78 cm)
Pose 3
Pose 3
$709
Mixed media (53 x 78 cm)
Pose 2
Pose 2
$709
Mixed media (53 x 78 cm)
Pose 1
Pose 1
$709
Mixed media (58 x 80 cm)
Ballerine 8
Ballerine 8
$2,126
Mixed media (80 x 100 cm)
" detente " op
" detente " op
$177
Acrylic painting (20 x 20 cm)
Gorille
Gorille
$2,953
Mixed media (100 x 120 cm)
La mer
La mer
$2,598
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Robe rouge
Robe rouge
$2,598
Mixed media (50 x 150 cm)
Robe blanche
Robe blanche
$2,598
Mixed media (50 x 150 cm)
Caraco
Caraco
$1,890
Mixed media (50 x 100 cm)
Ballerine 7
Ballerine 7
$2,598
Mixed media (100 x 120 cm)
Flo4
Flo4
$2,244
Mixed media (80 x 100 cm)
Flo
Flo
$2,362
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Virginie 8
Virginie 8
$2,244
Mixed media (80 x 100 cm)
Noir
Noir
$2,244
Mixed media (80 x 100 cm)
Bleu
Bleu
$2,126
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Les ballons
Les ballons
$1,299
Mixed media (40 x 120 cm)
Les 3 soeurs
Les 3 soeurs
$2,362
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Cours d'École
Cours d'École
$2,598
Mixed media (89 x 116 cm)
Hip hop 1
Hip hop 1
$2,598
Mixed media (100 x 120 cm)
Flamenco
Flamenco
$2,362
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Ballerine 1
Ballerine 1
$2,362
Mixed media (100 x 120 cm)
Virginie
Virginie
$2,362
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Laetitia
Laetitia
$2,362
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Petite robe noire
Petite robe noire
$2,362
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Rose
Rose
$2,008
Mixed media (80 x 100 cm)
Le turban rouge
Le turban rouge
$2,362
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Ballerine 5
Ballerine 5
$2,598
Mixed media (100 x 120 cm)
Le p'tit pÊcheur
Le p'tit pÊcheur
$1,890
Mixed media (80 x 70 cm)
Marilyn
Marilyn
$2,362
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Hommage À prince
Hommage À prince
$2,362
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Flo
Flo
$2,008
Mixed media (80 x 100 cm)
Petite robe verte
Petite robe verte
$2,362
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Le p'tit marcel
Le p'tit marcel
$2,362
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Sans titre
Sans titre
$2,362
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Sans titre
Sans titre
$2,362
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Sans titre 9
Sans titre 9
$2,362
Mixed media (97 x 130 cm)
Nu rouge
Nu rouge
$2,362
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Nu de dos 1
Nu de dos 1
$1,890
Mixed media (73 x 100 cm)
Lipstick
Lipstick
$1,417
Mixed media (50 x 100 cm)
Flo
Flo
$2,362
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Diptyque
Diptyque
$2,362
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Espoir de ballerine
Espoir de ballerine
$1,772
Mixed media (80 x 70 cm)
MillÉnium
MillÉnium
$1,831
Mixed media (80 x 100 cm)
Virginie debout
Virginie debout
$2,362
Mixed media (50 x 150 cm)
Virginie debout 3
Virginie debout 3
$2,362
Mixed media (50 x 150 cm)
Virginie debout 2
Virginie debout 2
$2,362
Mixed media (50 x 150 cm)
Virginie debout 1
Virginie debout 1
$2,362
Mixed media (50 x 150 cm)
Triptyque
Triptyque
$5,905
Mixed media (150 x 150 cm)
Pose 4
Pose 4
$591
Ink drawing (53 x 78 cm)
Les corbeaux
Les corbeaux
$2,598
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Virginie
Virginie
$2,362
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Flamenco 3
Flamenco 3
$1,890
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Flamenco 2
Flamenco 2
$1,890
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Sans titre 3
Sans titre 3
$1,772
Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Ballerine 6
Ballerine 6
$2,598
Mixed media (100 x 120 cm)
Nu de dos 2
Nu de dos 2
$1,417
Mixed media (50 x 100 cm)
Virginie
Virginie
$1,890
Mixed media (80 x 100 cm)

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