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Nathalie Gribinski
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"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." Pablo Picasso

Nathalie Gribinski was born and raised in Paris. Upon earning her law degree, she realized that her life�s passion was art and definitely not law. In 1992, she moved to Chicago to pursue studies in both art and design and has never looked back. Her art is influenced and infused by her memories of France: �I cut my teeth, artistically, on the primary hues found in the landscapes of the South of France; in particular Provence� Even though Gribinski is minimally influenced by other artists, she does admit to having a voracious passion for the works of Van Gogh, Rothko, Kandinsky, Miro, Picasso, amongst others. �I work in two starkly contrasting styles: my vividly abstract acrylics and my playful, oil-marker myriad character drawings that I named �Tourlicoulis.� I have always been attentive to aesthetics, attempting to achieve uniformity, harmony, sensual elegance through the use of positive and negative space." �Through my work, I am attempting to bring the viewer into a whimsical world. I paint to tell stories. My goal is to create balance and motion through the use of lines, curves, and the intensity of color." �I paint to communicate an atmosphere of warmth and positive feelings. The rhythm and dynamics of my work are intended to interact like imaginary musical sounds and dancing notes.�


AWARDS
One Show
"Paintings and Tourlicoulis", Duo Exhibit: Provence, 2005
Group Show, Provence, France
"Les Tourlicoulis de France", Group Exhibition : Gallery 1633, Chicago, 2001
"Ebullition2", Solo exhibit: State Street Gallery, Chicago, 2007
"Ebullition", Solo exhibit: Expgallery, Chicago, 2006
SPECIALIZATIONS
Abstract/Conceptual
Children
Modern
Mural
Painting
Whimsical/Humorous

SOFTWARE
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Macromedia Flash
QuarkXPress

 
 
PORTFOLIO CATEGORY:
Fine Artist
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MEMBER SINCE:
October 14, 2003