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Former Odd Nerdrum student showcases paintings in London

 Date:29/11/2006
 Type:Culture, Contemporary Art
 Location:England, London

Selected works of Norwegian artist Natalie Holland will be presented at the Royal College of Art in an event intended as a demonstration of her skills, both as a technical figurative craftsman and as an acclaimed contemporary artist.

Technically a classicist, with skills honed to re-master 17th century realism, Natalie Holland contemporises her canvases with strikingly modern themes and modern-day contemplative portraiture.

With a rich palette and the subtleties of fine chiaroscuro, Holland imbues her contemporary subjects with an almost haunting timelessness and dream-like mystique. Their slow, contemplative and often direct-given gazes, give to her subjects an explicitness that belie their complexity. Set within frameworks that either are fantastical or controversial, these figures -despite their transparencies- remain enigmatic. This contradiction is common for many of Holland´s paintings and has naturally been a facet for review in many of her exhibitions.

Holland has exhibited worldwide, establishing new teams and collaborative partnerships for each of her projects. She was educated at Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia and was later a student of Norwegian artist Odd Nerdrum from 1990-1992. She is now based in Hampstead, London, and has begun a series of collaborations with the London-based Pollock Fine Art, www.pollockfineart.com. Visit by appointment.

Natalie Holland
On Art and Portraiture
29 November, 6-9 pm
Royal College of Art
Seminar Room 1, enter via the Jay Mews entrance
RSVP to
atd.artbureau@yahoo.com or 0208 2911670

The nearest tube stations to RCA are Knightsbridge, High Street Kensington and Hyde Park Corner, all within a 5-10 min walking distance to The Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore London SW7 2EU



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'The Great White', 2003, oil on canvas 160x170

'Woman with the Scar', 2003, oil on canvas, 35x65

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