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LILLE (59), France
Born in 1991, Nathan Chantob lives and works in Paris. As a young painter, he is primarily interested in human emotions and in particular, that which appears beyond language. Such is the theme of his paintings, which are usually done in an intimate portrait-style.
Nathan Chantob’s interest lies in things that are quite frontal both in his creation and in his life. He claims that there is a certain immediacy between his head and his paintbrush. Before starting to paint, however, he creates meticulous sketches to accurately capture the spirit of his subject.
Drawing is an integral part of Chantob’s life. He will use any available medium. His paintings, on the other hand, are a mixture of instinct and work. He has always felt a strong obligation to succeed, in a quest for authenticity and out of respect for the greats that came before him.
Nathan Chantob paints from experience: his past, present, and even the casual encounters he has every day. Whether it be individuals he sees on the street, in bars, or on the metro, each has a similar yet unique story to tell.
This ubiquitous figure that appears in almost all of his work reflects a side of humanity that is abused, worried, anxious and dark. According to the artist, “The densest darkness is never far from the brightest light.”
2007 to 2010: Training as a painter illustrator at the St-Luc Tournai Institute in Belgium
Le Floche-Le Floche Gallery, Saint Ouen
Joel guyot Gallery, Saint Paul de Vence
Gallery down to art, Gant (Belgium)
Range of Arts Gallery, Honfleur
GROUP EXHIBITIONS SINCE 2017
2019: / Art-Up Exhibition, Lille / Villa Domus Gallery, Honfleur
2018 : Absolute gallery, Bruges, Belgium / Salon art-up Lille / Galerie Anne Perré / Galerie de Buci, Paris / Galerie Drou’Art, Dreux / Urban Paris / Salon Art Shopping, Deauville, Paris / Galerie BP Project / Galerie Mark Hachem Paris place des vosges / Salon The Art et Antique Fair London / Gallery Villa Domuse / Salon knock, Belgium / Salon Cocoon Bruxelles (galerie joel Guyot) / salon Art 3F Mulhouse (galerie joel Guyot)
2017: Fine Gallery, Paris / Art Up Gallery Rouen and Lille (Anne-Perré Rouen-Paris Gallery) / Art Gallery of Aurelle New-York (USA) / Art Fair Exhibition, Antwerp, Belgium
PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS SINCE 2013
2019 : Solo show ,live creation for the launch of the last Porsche (St Maximin) on 15/03
2017: Château du Valaux, Grès (Bolbec), from 18/02 to 12/03 (Galerie Anne Perré) / Galerie Artgentharius, Geneva, Switzerland, from 11/05 to 30/06
2016: Schwab Gallery, Beaubourg, from 27/04 to 21/05 "Nouvelle Réflexion" / Down To Art Gallery, Ghent, Belgium, from 16/10 to 29/11
2015: Galerie Drou’Art, Dreux, from 07/05 to 30/05 / Galerie Artgentharius, Geneva, Switzerland, from 09 to 22/10
2014: Corbel Gallery, March-April / Gallery 75, Rouen, September / Gallery Nest Artgentharius, Geneva, Switzerland, September / MAC 2000, PAris, November
2013: NC Galerie, La Baule, May to October / Galerie Bouillon d’art, Bordeaux, June / MAC 2000, Paris, November