Nathalie Masset Sculpture
Nathalie Masset aime le métal.
Nathalie Masset likes metal.
Its different aspects, the way it feels, its odour, the sounds it makes when I work on it. I like the difficulties and the patience it requires. I can cut it, fold it, grind it, file it, weld it, rivet it, pierce it, paint it or varnish it.
Each of my sculptures is thought differently. I can start from a drawing, or from a paper / cardboard model, or by directly assembling different metal parts. I like working by series and having different projects at the same time. I mainly make sculptures in sheetmetal or metal, but I can also use different materials and work in a variety of sizes ( from 400 grams to … 740 kgs ).
My sculptural universe draws in particular in the past : prehistory, mythology, primitive arts, popular arts, in order to offer a contemporary interpretation , sometimes simplified to the point of abstraction.
My work is mainly figurative, but for the last five years I have started a serie of abstract pieces ( « tableaux -sculptures » and « sculptures -tableaux « ).
Nathalie Masset was born in 1959 in Paris (France)
She speaks French, English, Spanish and Russian
Her technical training on metal work since 2002 at the « Ateliers Renard », Locksmiths in St Germain- en-Laye, France