VOLTA New York Natalia Ossef; Portrait of a Memory

Volta New York 2016, booth D22

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 postcards she reshapes a past in an abstracted figuration in light pastel tones where faces and identity disappear. Distancing herself from her own background and its values she seeks to regain her past through her works and reshapes her memories. The pictures seem recognizable as if we are looking at 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.

Natalia Ossef

From Fields to Woods, 2016

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

Natalia Ossef

The Gathering, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 35 x 24 cm
The Gathering

Natalia Ossef

Takla, 2016

  • Oil on canvas
  • 25 x 18 cm
Takla

Natalia Ossef

A closer look, 2016

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

Natalia Ossef

Harvest II, 2015

  • watercolor on paper
  • 21 x 22 cm
Harvest II

Natalia Ossef

The Loveliest hour III, 2015

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

Natalia Ossef

The Loveliest hour II, 2015

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

Natalia Ossef

From the Windows, 2015

  • Oil on canvas
  • 35 x 30 cm
From the Windows

Natalia Ossef

Across the Water, 2015

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

Natalia Ossef

Harvest, 2015

  • oil on canvas
  • 65 x 75 cm
Harvest

Natalia Ossef

Off the Grid, 2015

  • Oil on canvas
  • 55 x 35 cm
Off the Grid

Natalia Ossef

Patchwork, 2015

  • oil on canvas
  • 24 x 18 cm
Patchwork

Natalia Ossef

The Day Before, 2015

  • Oil on canvas
  • 30 x 18 cm
The Day Before

Natalia Ossef

The girls are all right, 2015

  • Oil on canvas
  • 45 x 50 cm
The girls are all right

Natalia Ossef

The moment I saw her, 2015

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

Natalia Ossef

The Past, 2015

  • oil on canvas
  • 60 x 100 cm
The Past

Natalia Ossef

The Storyteller, 2015

  • oil on canvas
  • 50 x 35 cm
The Storyteller

Natalia Ossef

Wish you were here, 2015

  • oil on canvas
  • 60 x 90 cm
Wish you were here

Natalia Ossef

Poise, 2015

  • oil on canvas
  • 45 x 30
Poise

Natalia Ossef

Him and his Dream, 2015

  • Oil on canvas
  • 55 x 40 cm
Him and his Dream

Natalia Ossef

In the Far-distant Past, 2015

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

Natalia Ossef

Not at Home, 2015

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

Natalia Ossef

The Lost Suitcase, 2015

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

Natalia Ossef

Creatures, 2014

  • Oil on canvas
  • (2x) 20 x 25 cm
Creatures

Natalia Ossef

Untitled, 2014

  • oil on canvas
  • 40 x 50 cm
Untitled

Volta 2016 installation view

Volta 2016 installation view

Volta 2016 installation view

Volta 2016 installation view

Volta 2016 installation view

Volta 2016 installation view

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