Nataliette: born in 1985 / based in Singapore.
Nataliette’s work explores the rhetoric of resignation, desolation and the wearisome mundanity of existence manifested in dolls, food and beasts. She finds beauty in the unnatural and grotesque; the irony of duality and paradox; the ideologies in myth and legend — with influences from the vanitas, symbolisms, and macabre.
The narratives in her work are stories from life interpreted in visual metaphors. Therefore her art is an open diary, simultaneously selfish yet relatable.
She creates religiously by the words of her most revered idol, Oscar Wilde: “To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim / The highest, as the lowest, form of criticism is a mode of autobiography / It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.”
Her idols include Surrealist painter Salvador Dali; mathematical graphic artist M.C. Escher, Art Nouveau illustrator Aubrey Beardsley, and Baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.