THE ANGRY HEDONIST
(otherwise known as Nataliette)
Born in 1985 / based in Singapore.
Nataliette’s work explores the splendour of resigned anguish manifested in unblinking dolls. She finds beauty in the unnatural and grotesque, mystical idealogies, the irony of duality and paradox; with influences from the vanitas, symbolism of ancient mythologies, the macabre and the ironic.
The narratives in her work are stories from her life interpreted in metaphors.
Therefore her art is an open diary, and thus inherently selfish and 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.”
She also admires the work of Salvador Dali, Aubrey Beardsley, and Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.