USA / Born Columbus, GA
Natasha Zupan lives and works in Valldemossa, Mallorca, Spain. She earned her B.F.A. at Yale University in 1987, and continued her post graduate studies at the National Academy of Design in New York.
Her work holds evocative historical symbols essentially translated through light, color and her uniquely personal poetic tone. In Natasha's canvases, great attention is given to ornamental detail. Clear, bright brush strokes build into human forms. The refined academic hand dissolves into a rhythmic play of light and shadow and deeply suggestive use of space. Her references to Renaissance Art are unavoidable and give her work a mature stylistic form which she bridges into abstraction. Using various media, she reworks the original sketches to great effect. From there, the perfect balance of composition and the pursuit of harmony join to consecrate a very personal concept of beauty and art. Each canvas superimposes a certain intensity of technique with ambiguous languor of the figures creating contrasting qualities in permanent dialogue. Bridging the past and the present, Natasha Zupan shares with us the enigmatic and suggestive oeuvre of her instinctive aesthetic fascination.