The Weekly Wall | #013 | Other Rooms by Nathalie Du Pasquier
Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG
Nearest Station: Finchley Road / Finchley Road & Frognal
Looking for a Memphis hit? Well, today’s Weekly Wall is one for you. Actually, it’s a series of walls and you only have a week left to catch it.
Located at the Camden Arts Centre, which is situated nearer to Finchley Road than Camden itself, ‘Other Rooms’ is an exhibition from Memphis master Nathalie Du Pasquier – a founding member of the Italian design collective. Bold, abstract and at times super architectural, the dreamy work of Du Pasquier is displayed in two rooms of the gallery, quite literally using the walls as a canvas and a field of composition.
Modular designs and geometric shapes cover the gallery with a stripy lesson in block colouring as yellow, red, orange and blue coming forth as Du Pasquier’s colours of choice. The immersive environment of constructed landscapes challenges the world of art and design, referencing architectural lines in a brightly-coloured manner and showcasing them in a highly aesthetic way. Examining the expressive relationship between two and three-dimensional forms, the exhibition represents Du Pasquier’s desire to transform spaces with her own means, devoid of architectural rules and utilising the tools of the painter – line, colour and form – to transport the viewer to another place.
One of my favourite sections of the exhibition, alongside the painted walls, is the new series of drawings Du Pasquier made daily throughout the summer showcasing architectural planes and perspective. These sit alongside seven new ceramic sculptures, one for each day of the week, developed from Du Pasquier’s sustained interest in the subtle autobiographical nature of the still life. Small but well-formed, the exhibition is full of inspiration for the colour-loving mind. Check it out before it leaves and become at one with the Memphis vibes.
Until Sunday 14th January, Camden Arts Centre (Late night opening: Wednesday)