Vita and Review of Her work
Natalja Nouri was born in 1978 in Riga, Latvia.
1996 Academy of Arts in Riga, Latvia under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Vladimir Karneevich.
She now livesand works in Hamburg, Germany.
In Natalja Nouri’s life and artistic creation, the cultures, languages, concepts, symbols, and religions of East and West collide, merge with each other and are in relation to the mysterious symbiosis. Still one cannot easily assign Natalja Nouri to multicultural scene. She follows her own way, belongs to no school. The motifs, themes and creative tasks she sets herself aim that what holds the world together in its innermost, the hidden connections between macrocosm and microcosm. Natalia Nouri draws microorganisms which compare with galaxies to put the unity of micro and macro cosmos obvious into the picture. She repeatedly cites the genetic chain to show how the source of man is connected with nature and with the entire cosmos in an entwined and indissoluble way. Even if there are larger formats, she works with the exact millimeter accuracy. Nothing is left to chance; even the smallest detail is designed as meaningfully miniature.
The artist is tireless in search of symbolic and allegorical representations of mental, spiritual and psychological connections. Such she creates her own peculiar, idiosyncratic imagery. The interpretation of her pictograms requires knowledge of theology, cosmology, psychology, the kabbalah, and mathematics. She works with traditional signs, symbolism and own symbols.
All works by Natalia Nouri entice the viewer to contemplation and meditation. The energy that emanates from her paintings in the form of currents flowing from darkness to light, from negative to positive, from male to female principle, does not seem wild and fierce, but tamed. This impression is reinforced by the fact that many of her symbolic works are characterized by hidden or overt symmetric structures.
Her surrealistic and symbolist works are thought-centred. The strong Eros might be ordered to go under the Logos. She sets the colors always targeted, never wasteful. In some of her works, she also approaches the pure abstractions.
openExhibitions and Art Fairs
Art Palm Beach, 2015, 21-25 January
Art Canton, 15-19 October
Art Scope Basel 2014, 17-22 June
Art Monaco 2014, 24 – 27 April
Art Scope New York 2014, 6-9 March
Art Scope Miami 2013, 3-8 December
Shanghai Art Fair 2013, 14-17 Nov.
Art Scope Basel 2013, 10-16 June
Art Beijing 2013, 30 April – 3 May
Art Monaco 2013, 25 – 28 April
Shanghai Art Fair 2012, 1-4 Nov.
Art Bejing 2012, 29. April.- 2.May
Art Madrid 2012, 16 Feb.-19 Feb., Madrid
Hamburg 2011, 10 Mar. - 15 Apr., Pashmin Art Gallery
Contemporary Istanbul 2010, 24 – 27 Nov.
Hamburg 2010, 30 Aug. - 13 Oct., Pashmin Art Gallery
Hamburg 2008, 12 Aug. - 16 Oct., Pashmin Art Gallery
Hamburg 2006, 26 Oct. – 14 Dec., Pashmin Art Gallery
France, Nimes 2004, 22 Oct. – 29 Oct., Art Fair Nimes
Hamburg 2003, 2 Nov. – 17 Dec., Pashmin Art Gallery
Hamburg 2001, 2 Nov. – 8 Dec., Pashmin Art Gallery