paper strip pictures by nathalie boutté paper strip pictures by nathalie boutté
jun 20, 2012

paper strip pictures by nathalie boutté

‘gaia’ by nathalie boutté layered maps 139 x 213 cm all images courtesy of the artist

while self-taught artist nathalie boutté is neither a photographer, sculptor, nor a painter, her collages are a combination of all of these elements. the french artist’s body of work is derived from both her knowledge of paper and the volume of this particular medium. firstly, boutté cuts and pastes together long narrow strips of paper which she assembles one by one, thus creating a feathered, flowing effect for each piece. to change the coloring of a work, boutté uses greys and brighter shades in combination with tracing paper. for additional shading effect, the artist often employes indian ink or gold sheets combined with the paper in order to develop a more expansive color palate.

‘ingenue’ heavy paper and color layer 95.5 x 83.5cm

‘enfant de papier’ color paper 67 x 48cm

‘jeune homme à la fleur’ old books forming a photo originally taken in 1959 by seydou keita 62 x 44 cm

‘memories’ thick paper and pages of a music encyclopedia 73 x 100 cm

‘canis major’ nepalese paper, tracing paper, chinese ink 80 x 60 cm

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