New Beginnings, 2016

  • olipaint on canvas
  • 35 x 35 cm
New Beginnings

Bound, 2017

  • watercolor and collage on paper
  • 67 x 91 cm
Bound

Parlor II, 2017

  • watercolor and collage on paper
  • 67 x 50 cm
Parlor II

Void, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 50 x 30 cm
Void

Sugarloaf, 2016

  • watercolor and collage on paper
  • 23,8 x 31,7 cm
Sugarloaf

Pamuk, 2017

  • oil on canvas and collage on paper
  • 44 x 29,5 cm
Pamuk

Blindfold, 2016

  • pencil and collage on paper
  • 48 x 47,5 cm
Blindfold

Ashes, 2016

  • watercolor and collage on paper
  • 31,5 x 40 cm
Ashes

The Mark on the Wall III, 2017

  • pencil and collage on paper
  • 30 x 30 cm
The Mark on the Wall III

The Mark on the Wall, 2017

  • watercolor and collage on paper
  • 30 x 30 cm
The Mark on the Wall

Through Oceans, 2016

  • mixed media on paper
  • 12,9 x 26,7 cm
Through Oceans

Silence in the Livingroom, 2016

  • watercolor and gouache on paper
  • 32,5 x 50,5 cm
Silence in the Livingroom

The Mark on the Wall II, 2017

  • watercolor and collage on paper
  • 30 x 30 cm
The Mark on the Wall II

Wide Shadow, 2016

  • watercolor and collage on paper
  • 32,7 x 47,5 cm
Wide Shadow

Mankind, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 90 x 60 cm
Mankind

Yarn, 2016

  • collage and oil on canvas
  • 49,5 x 29,5 cm
Yarn

Parlor, 2016

  • watercolor and collage on paper
  • 60 x 50cm
Parlor

When time came, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 45 x 30 cm
When time came

All Daughters, 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 19,5 x 28,5 cm
All Daughters

There was nobody else there, 2015

  • oilpaint on canvas
  • 25 x 40 cm
There was nobody else there

The Same Journey, 2016

  • mixed media on paper
  • 43 x 31,5 cm
The Same Journey

A closer look, 2016

  • Oil on paper
  • 34,5 x 27,4 cm
A closer look

The Gathering, 2016

  • Oil on canvas
  • 35 x 24 cm
The Gathering

From Fields to Woods, 2016

  • Oil on canvas
  • 40 x 30 cm
From Fields to Woods

The Loveliest hour II, 2015

  • Watercolor on paper
  • 33 x 22 cm
The Loveliest hour II

The Loveliest hour III, 2015

  • oil on canvas
  • 40 x 60 cm
The Loveliest hour III

Harvest II, 2015

  • Watercolor on paper
  • 21 x 22 cm
Harvest II

The Storyteller, 2015

  • oil on canvas
  • 50 x 35 cm
The Storyteller

The Past, 2015

  • Oil on canvas
  • 60 x 100 cm
The Past

The moment I saw her, 2015

  • Watercolour on paper
  • 36 x 25 cm
The moment I saw her

Patchwork, 2015

  • Oil on canvas
  • 24 x 18 cm
Patchwork

Harvest, 2015

  • Oil on canvas
  • 65 x 75 cm
Harvest

Across the Water, 2015

  • Oil on canvas
  • 70 x 100 cm
Across the Water

The Lost Suitcase, 2015

  • Oil on canvas
  • 60 x 45 cm
The Lost Suitcase

Not at Home, 2015

  • Oil on canvas
  • 50 x 35 cm
Not at Home

In the Far-distant Past, 2015

  • Watercolor on paper
  • 47 x 36 cm
In the Far-distant Past

Poise, 2015

  • Oil on canvas
  • 45 x 30
Poise

Silent House, 2015

  • Watercolor on paper
  • 70 x 100 cm
Silent House

The Promise, 2015

  • oil on canvas
  • 15 x 10 cm
The Promise

The Loveliest Hour, 2015

  • oil on canvas
  • 80 x 60 cm
The Loveliest Hour

Sundown, 2015

  • oil/canvas
  • 70 x 100 cm
Sundown

Hawa & Atia, 2015

  • watercolor on paper
  • 25 x 16,5 cm
Hawa & Atia

Harvest, 2015

  • oil on canvas
  • 65 x 75 cm
Harvest

Natalia Ossef

Cultural identity and memories of her native country play a central role in the paintings, watercolors and drawings of Natalia Ossef. Based on found photographs and old postcards she reshapes a past in an abstracted figuration in light pastel tones where faces and identity disappear. Distancing herself from her background and its values, she reshapes memories by adding a new and recognizable identity to old pictures. Ossef’s paintings seem like family-portraits without detailed facial features in which we can project memories of our own. Each work can be read as a chapter in a travel story that pull certain places and moments from oblivion.

At a young age Natalia began drawing portraits. She was inspired to further develop her skills in painting while attending the art academy in Utrecht (HKU) in 2007, The Netherlands. Natalia received her BFA degree with honors in painting in 2011. In 2012 and 2014 she received two grants from the Mondriaan Fund for emerging artists in order to focus on her career as a visual artist.

Curriculum Vitae

1983, El Kamechli, Syria
Works and lives in Utrecht, The Netherlands
 Education:

2007 / 2011
Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours, Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU), NL

Exhibitions / Events (selection):
2017
Volta 13, Basel ’s Art Fair for new international Positions, Brandt Gallery, Basel, CH
Paper Positions, Berlin Art fair dedicated to works on paper, Brandt Gallery, Berlin, DE (Duo)
Promises, Art Paris Art Fair, Brandt Gallery, Paris, FR
Nasty Women Amsterdam, Josilda da Conceicao Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Art for Kika, Cloud Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2016
The Assembly on paper, with Susanna Inglada, Amsterdam Drawing, Allard Wildenberg Art Projects, Amsterdam, NL (Duo)
Rundgang der Spinnerei Galerien 15 international galleries invited by the ‘Spinnerei Galleries’, Brandt Gallery, Leipzig, DE
Moving Realities, Galerie Sanaa, Utrecht, NL
Promises, Art Paris Art Fair, Brandt Gallery, Paris, FR
Portrait of a Memory, VOLTA NY Art Fair, Brandt Gallery, New York, US (Solo)
Prospects & Concepts, Mondriaan Fund shows Talent at Art Rotterdam, NL

2015

The Loveliest Hour, Allard Wildenberg Art Projects, Naarden-Vesting, NL (Solo)
Onder Controle/Under Control, Utrecht Down Under, Gevangenis/Prison House Wolvenplein, Utrecht, NL
Aanstormend Talent bij MIJ / Emerging Talent at MIJ, Museum IJsselstein, IJsselstein, NL
Identity & The Self, RAM Foundation, Rotterdam, NL

2014

A Topology of Memory, Halle 18, Leipzig, DE
Pilotenkueche at Herbst Rundgang / Autumn Tour, Spinnerei, Leipzig, DE
‘I am not doing anything until I feel the need’, DNB, Amsterdam, NL
De stemming van het moment, Galerie Pouloeuff, Naarden-Vesting, NL
Prospects & Concepts, Mondriaan Fund shows Talent at Art Rotterdam, NL

2013

Momart presents All, Momart (Base for independent artists) , Amsterdam, NL
To be or to have presents, Stichting Sea Foundation, Project Space Tilburg, NL
RE: Rotterdam Art Fair, Rotterdam, NL (Solo)

2011

Exposure, Graduation Exhibition, Academy of Arts (HKU), Utrecht, NL

 Grants / Awards / Residency: 

2017    Guest Artist, Das Spectrum, Utrecht, NL
2015    Nominated, Van Lanschot Kunstprijs
2014    Residency programme at Spinnerei, Leipzig, DE
2014    Granted, Werkbijdrage Jong Talent / stipendium for emerging artists, Mondriaan Fund
2012    Granted, Startstipendium, Mondriaan Fund
2011    Nominated, HKU Award

 Collections:

Centraal Museum Utrecht, The Netherlands
ING Art Collection, The Netherlands
DELA Collection, The Netherlands
Eskff Collection, United States of America.
 Private Collections:
The Netherlands, Germany, France, England, Belgium, United States, Colombia

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