Nathalie Nierengarten

Very often, what inspires me is just a feeling

"Very often, what inspires me is just a feeling, a color, a word. I'm very sensitive to little things of life, little moments of luck made of nearly nothing like springing in a puddle of water with rain boots. My illustrations are a sort of mix between childhood, kitsch, glitter, gold, erotic, pink feather, a lot of patterns, monsters, glamour, sweetness, absurdity and ugliness.
I'm fascinated by some kind of ugliness. For example a turkey bird — its head is really hideous but really fascinating and beautiful at the same time. I like to mix it with something very elegant. Usually I've got just an emotion, a vague image in my head or an association of colors and I try to put it on paper... in black and white!"

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