CREATIVE CONCEPT INC PRESENTS NATÁLIA GROMICHO
Creative Concept is please to announce the representation of Portuguese artist NatáliaGromicho. A gifted painter, in the purest sense, Natália has skillfully created a body of work that is simultaneously lyrical and mysterious, jubilant yet poetic. Employing these paradoxes, she skillfully applies her raw talent into different mediums and styles creating a sense of flux, depth and dominance. Natália’s work takes elemental images, from nature and the landscape to culture and individuals she encounters on her travels, and transforms using dramatic ploys such as contrasts in scale, shifts in focus, irrored reflections, staccato images, and multiple or layered surfaces. Sensory perception for Natália is a spiritual activity, one that leads to a heightened awareness of both nature and culture—this thought process points to a new kind of realism—one that is engaged with the actual processes of life. Yet, it also references the theoretical avant-garde conceptions of deconstruction emerging during Modernism. Her work is intense, yet moving, powerful yet sensitive. Gathering her subjects in her field of vision, she draws on her inner world, inviting us to join her on a journey of discovery of the essence of being, depicting new truths of the meaning of existence. Drawing us into an enigmatic and luxurious world of imagination, seduction, and spirit, she creates organic shape and flowing shapely contours. Her luscious approach is inspired. Layered shapes and elegant color distinguish her recent body of work, executed in a strongly stylized painting method. The energy and vigor of her explosive portraits haunt the viewer with a dynamic juxtaposition of both playful, yet eerie implications.
Studying Arts and Crafts, including ceramics, the Portuguese painter, also graduated from the private ArCo School of Art in Lisbon, where she undertook Intensive Painting. Multitalented, Natalia has additionally, specialized studies sculpture under the Cuban artist, Hans Varela, before finding her focus withing painting. Her is often described as magical. From her rich application of paint, the balance and flows created on the canvas surface, all represent a zealous vision of an ardent enthusiast. Relying equally on her unconscious, and the world around her for inspiration, she employs a philosophy and approach embraced by many poets… Personal experimentation and an openness to forms enable Natália to reach into a deep inside the soul, and allow her to recreate these images with fervor on the surface, gorgeously applying the medium of paint with beauty and sensitivity, capturing something so special and rare. Caught between description and dreamlike states, and the observed and the imagined, Natália’s work transforms the natural world into poetic visions and fantasy, while still utilizing symbolic elements to convey psychological ideas and emphasize the “freedom” of art from traditional culture. With more than 50 solo and group exhibitions, and in international art collections from Brazil, Spain, United States, UK, France, Italy, Holland and Australia, it is very easy to see why respected collectors across the globe are choosing to invest in her unique aesthetic.