Draw Like a Poet



"If you can see yourself as an artist,
and you can see that your life is your own creation,
then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself?" Miguel Ruiz



Nathalie Vergères

The core of my work is meditation, harmony and playfulness. Using meditation as the main source of inspiration allows me to develop an intuitive sense of harmony in whatever medium I use. Being fully present and focussed, letting my unconscious express itself through shapes and colours reveals something different and deeper than a conscious planning process. Images flow intuitively, creative blocks cease to exist and the unconscious is put in charge of the creation. I am able to play with whatever is in front of me, to create harmony in a joyful state of mind.

If we create only by order we will have forgotten that images are more than the consumption of products and that their true value is in the emotional impact they have on people's hearts.

Born in Switzerland, Nathalie Vergères is based in Brighton UK.

Art & Meditation

Who knows what is really happening when we let down our barriers and unlock the inspirational mystery?

Work on Paper 2016/2015

Creative Process

I am letting go of all thoughts, guided by colours, movement and the sensation of the pen sliding on the paper, getting lost in the gestures, thrilled by the unknown. Resisting the temptation of prematurely giving a sense to the drawing, I am being guided by my unconscious. The lines are becoming entangled; the shades complement one another until the drawing becomes a closed book.

I always encounter a frustrating turning point in the middle of the creative process. A point when the lines drawn in front of me are a jumbled mark, when my eyes are getting lost with no meaning, no point of access which allows me to interact with the newly born image. But by emitting a harmony and balanced intention, the chaos is falling into place, an entry point is drawn like an open door onto this universe of colours and shapes, inviting my eyes in, following its own path through the image.

A simple meditation before starting allows me to be centred. Beyond the technical dexterity, managing the quality of my thoughts and intentions during the creative process is what I am focusing on with this artistic practice. By letting go, all the things I have learned over many years are allowed to flow without impediment. By doing this, I am able to create unique images that wouldn't have been possible if I were intentionally planning them.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions 2016

  • October 2016: The Grid Art Fair - London
  • May 2016: The Claremont Hotel - Summer Exhibition - Brighton
  • June 2016: The Labyrinth Festival - Alfriston
  • June 2016: Fishing Quarter Gallery - Brighton
  • May 2016: Artist Open House Festival - Brighton
  • February - November 2016: The Open Studio - Brighton

Exhibitions 2015

  • November 2015: The Claremont Hotel - Winter Exhibition - Brighton
  • September 2015: The New Artist Fair - Summer Exhibition - London
  • July 2015: Exhibit Here's Summer Exhibition, Menier Gallery - London
  • May 2015: Artist Open House Festival - Brighton
  • March 2015: The New Artist Fair - Winter Exhibition - London

On going Exhibitions

  • The Float Spa: Basement 8 Third Avenue Hove BN3 2PX



Online Shop



Contemporary Hanging scroll

Hanging scrolls are originally one of the many traditional ways to display and exhibit East Asian painting, they have been used since the Han Dynasty around 206 BCE. We can also find it in Japanese (Kakejiku ) and Tibetan (Thangka ) art in many different sizes.

By revisiting this traditional way of displaying images with modern eyes, it became a sustainable and fair way of displaying a contemporary artwork.

Stronger than a poster it doesn't need framing and it has a good colour durability. It is designed in minimalistic way to show the essential, the artwork and reduce the waste of other material (glass, metal, wood ...).

All the Hanging scrolls on this website are produce in London using Eco-Friendly Printing water base ink. They are produce on demand so there is no wasted production.

The hanging system, packaging and wrapping is efficient, light and good looking.

I love images and new ideas, creating images makes me feel alive. After trying different ways of sharing my work, I realised that whatever I was doing I was facing the same difficulties : to make good size, affordable pictures, while earning a fair income for my work.

I have never understood why art should be luxury, especially art copy, what matter's to me is the emotional impact it has on people's hearts, that make them dream, inspire, raise questions or play with their feelings.



Contact

N'hésitez pas à prendre contact, je suis toujours à la recherche de nouvelles collaborations artistiques et d'opportunités d'expositions. Je me trouve le plus souvent entre Brighton UK et la Suisse. Avez-vous un projet artistique en tête? Si oui, pourquoi pas en discuter autour d'un café?

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I am always looking for new collaborative arts project and exhibition opportunity, do not hesitate to get in touch. I usually stay between Brighton UK and Switzerland. Have you got something artistic in mind, let's meet up for coffee then?


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