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Nadia Merzoug

Nadia Merzoug

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Genève (12), Switzerland
17 works

If at first glance, Nadia Merzoug's work reveals the influences of the Abstract Expressionists, a second glance reveals the extent to which, during her apprenticeship and her studies, the artist was able to make her own the techniques so particular to this movement.

At the crossroads of abstract composition and the figurative world, Nadia Merzoug's paintings demonstrate just as strongly the legacy of Hans Hofmann and his empirical theory of colour, as her control of the colour strata, the field structure of artists of the Colourfield Painting movement such as Clyfford Still and Mark Rothko.

But the quality and originality of Nadia Merzoug's paintings are only revealed at a third glance, that of the Woman. The genesis of the artist's work can be found here. In this handful of women painters of this movement, who fought to take their place in an artistic world largely dominated by men. As in Helen Frankenthaler and her infinite shades of colour, in the vivid gestures and power of Joan Mitchell's paintings, in the torments of Ethel Schwabacher's, or those of Anita de Caro.

This is, beyond a look at the pictorial work, the real message of Nadia Merzoug: politics, the place of the woman artist in our society. A militant message for more representativeness, visibility and equality. Nadia Merzoug, through her synthesis of the best of the abstract expressionists, men and women, thus presents in her paintings a strong and contemporary message to any person aspiring to autonomy, freedom and independence.

His work is now being rewarded by numerous exhibitions and engagements in Switzerland. In 2017, a New York gallery will host her first solo exhibition in the very heart of the district where the women painters representing this artistic movement lived, renewing their message that Nadia Merzoug has made her own with conviction and originality.

Ecole Cantonale d'Art du Valais (ECAV Sierre) Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design (HEAD Genève)

Monographic Exhibitions :

2015-2016
Cité du Temps, Geneva

2014
- Galerie Next Door, Geneva
- Espace Metropolis7, Geneva
- The Artraction Gallery, Vevey
- Galerie Arts & Bijoux, Montreux -
Artraction "Nadia Merzoug invests Artraction" Geneva -
Galerie Lounge "& Temps d'Arts", Geneva

Group exhibitions :

2015
Next Door Gallery, Geneva

2014
- Art Gallery En Beauregard, Montreux
- WardNass Gallery, "Year-Round Salon", Soho, New York

2013
- Artraction Showroom, "Solaris", Geneva
- Artraction Showroom, "A bout de souffle", Geneva
- Generali Group Headquarters, Nyon

Press:

2014
- Epic
magazine online article - Accrochages magazine, "Galerie d'artistes : Nadia Merzoug", Montreux
- RivierArt magazine "Nadia Merzoug in Montreux", Montreux

2013
RivierArt Magazine, "Artraction in Vevey", Montreux

Nadia Merzoug's artwork

Nature vive
Nature vive
$1,656
Mixed media (80 x 115 cm)
Abstract 04-20
Abstract 04-20
$1,302
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Sans titre
Sans titre
$1,656
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Nu
Nu
$1,420
Acrylic painting (100 x 81 cm)
Banane
Banane
$1,065
Mixed media (40 x 50 cm)
Mon scarabée
Mon scarabée
$1,420
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Les baigneuses
Les baigneuses
$1,065
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
Abstract 12-19
Abstract 12-19
$1,065
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Nurses 2020
Nurses 2020
$1,302
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Sein
Sein
$1,065
Mixed media (40 x 50 cm)
Sans titre
Sans titre
$1,183
Acrylic painting (100 x 81 cm)
Flowers 02
Flowers 02
$1,183
Acrylic painting (90 x 70 cm)
Covid-19
Covid-19
$1,006
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
Abstract 032-20
Abstract 032-20
$1,183
Acrylic painting (60 x 100 cm)
Abstract 03-20
Abstract 03-20
$1,302
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Abstract 02-20
Abstract 02-20
Sold
Acrylic painting (70 x 90 cm)
Flowers 01
Flowers 01
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Acrylic painting (90 x 70 cm)

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