"The book Square Paintings is made from a selection of my oil paintings made between 2001 and 2012. Painting ‘still life’ is very quiet, just like the name. I represent objects, they don’t talk, they don’t move, they don’t change except with the light. I install them in front of me, building a little ‘set’, and then I paint them. The most recent paintings represent things I have constructed, so they look a bit different because people don’t know what the objects are and the paintings look less like ‘still life’ paintings even though they are."
Nathalie Du Pasquier was born in Bordeaux (France) in 1957, she's been living in Milan (Italy) since 1979. Until 1986 she worked as a designer and she is a founding member of renowned Memphis. She designed numerous ‘Decorated Surfaces’: Textiles, carpets, plastic laminates, and some furniture and objects. In 1987 painting became her main activity.