Studio professor

Attracted by the poles and cradled by the ancient and modern stories of explorers such as Paul-Emile Victor, Nathalie Talec created a poetically frozen scientific-fictional universe in the 1980s. In search of original purity and fascinated by the action of the cold, she experiments through it the questions of perception, studies the action of chemical or atmospheric phenomena on the elements and lets stories weave through her drawings, photographs, sculptures. , installations, performances or sound works. While the cold generates stories, the artist explores different media: she has particularly worked on the technique of porcelain biscuit and ceramics in recent years and created sculptures with the Manufacture de Sèvres. After teaching sculpture in 1989 at the School of Fine Arts in Angoulême, then in Tours until 2013, she joined the Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2015. Her studio, particularly lively and multidisciplinary, gives as much beautiful to collective projects than to experiential protocols linked to the body and the object.


It is above all the exploration and the story that it generates that prevails with this artist to whom several monographic exhibitions have recently been devoted: at Mac / Val in 2008, at the YBCA Yerba Center of Arts in San Francisco in 2012, at the Musée d'Art d'Amiens and at the Frac Franche-Comté in 2016, at the Martell Foundation in Cognac in 2018 or at the EDF Foundation in Paris in 2019 alongside Fabrice Hyber.


Photo credit: © Nathalie Talec