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Natale Adgnot

Country(activity based):
Japan
Genre:
Visual Art

Profile

Born in 1974. Graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BFA in Graphic Design in 1996, then went on to study fashion at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in 2006. Taught design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Recent 5 main activities are Made in Gowanus/2015/Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn. Perceptions/2015/The Roger Smith, New York. True Colors/2015/Littlefield Art + Performance Space, Brooklyn. ArtWorks/2015/Arts Gowanus. Introductions/2015/Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn.
Worked in haute couture (Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Chanel) and as an art director (Christie's, Dailymotion) in Paris and New York.

About works / performance

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Chalcopyrite 2014, Acrylic and acrylic transfer on linen.
102 x 102cm Natale Adgnot

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Labradorite 2015, Acrylic and acrylic transfer on linen.
102 x 102cm Natale Adgnot

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Morganite 2015, Acrylic and acrylic transfer on linen.
102 x 102cm Natale Adgnot

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Rutile 2014, Acrylic and acrylic transfer on linen.
102 x 102cm Natale Adgnot

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Sulphur 2014, Acrylic and acrylic transfer on linen.
102 x 102cm Natale Adgnot

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Willemite 2015, Acrylic and acrylic transfer on linen.
51 x 51cm Natale Adgnot

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Thenardite 2015, Acrylic and acrylic transfer on linen.
51 x 51cm Natale Adgnot

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Liroconite 2015, Acrylic and acrylic transfer on linen.
51 x 51cm Natale Adgnot

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Cuprite 2015, Acrylic and acrylic transfer on linen.
51 x 51cm Natale Adgnot

Comment

Natale Adgnot's art practice is an outgrowth of her years making visual sense of information as a designer. Using wordplay and the metaphors to be found between sociology and the “hard” sciences such as geology and chemistry, she taps into the languages and systems associated with the natural sciences to reveal human nature. By juxtaposing the authoritative terminology from scientific data with subjective conclusions, Adgnot brings to light the absurdity of prejudice.


Her current series, Minerals, focuses on the images projected in America by public personas, comparing the characteristics of rocks to cultural references such as Clint Eastwood (hard), Paris Hilton (dense) and Kim Jung-Il (opaque). The purpose of her research residency at TWS is to discover the same such cultural references that are widely recognized in Japan.

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