“The themes which mark out my engraver's route are bound to the cycle of the life: seeding, birth, meeting, break, metamorphosis … I never have preconceived image in head at the time of the first confrontation with the brass plate. I let the drawing come to me, provoking it with the gouache and diverse tools. I evolve between abstraction and representation, the tracks of gouache left on the plate are then down again slowly and accuracy by the burin. The reflection and the control of the engraved line overlap in the spontaneity and in the unpredictable of the painted line”.
Born in 1961 in Compiègne (France), Nathalie Grall lives and works in Lille. She has got a diploma from l’Institut d’Arts Visuels d’Orléans (1984) and from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (1986).
Laureate, in 1989, of Grav’x prize and in 1992, of Jeune Gravure du Salon d'Automne prize, she receives, in 1998, from DRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais a grant FIACRE. In 2005 and 2007, she obtains 3rd prize at Saint-Maur biennale. In 2009, she does an artist’s residence in Sao Paulo during the France year in Brasil. In 2013, she obtains a prize from l’Académie des Beaux-Arts of Paris.Read more
Musée Goya, Castres, France