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Nathalie Boutté

Born in 1967, Senlis, France
Lives and works in Montreuil-sous-Bois, France



Nathalie Boutté cuts paper into strips, all types of paper: maps, novels, white paper, printed paper, tracing paper, banknotes... and offers a second life to materials that had its own function in a previous life.

Nathalie Boutté's creations are not simple compositions to define although in many cases the materials she uses are identifiable. This taste for the paper but also for objects fell into disuse comes from her previous career. Before being an artist, Nathalie Boutté was graphic designer at a time when this job was still manual. Despite the advent of computers, the artist has not abandoned her rotrings and cutters.

"I never gave up this contact with paper. It is by far the raw material I prefer to work with today."

Nathalie Boutté is neither a photographer nor a sculptor nor a painter, but her collages are all these things. Her creations are three-dimensional, she designs by sculpting the paper. Her paper strips are scales, fur, materialized pixels, a pictorial coat.

In the imagination of the artist mingles words printed on books, song's lyrics, works titles, parts of his memory, the memory of those she uses the portrait or those who have used these materials before she and that she appropriates the works.

Her small stripes of paper are added and superimposed to recreate some of those memories, whose  reading is multiple. Closely, the texture of the paper is omnipresent as the distance to the work removes the material in favor of a pictorial embodiment, a fascinating and magical editing work of unparalleled attention to detail. Paper stripes are glued one by one, row by row.

Gradually, the image and the volumes appear, creating a harmony between former lightweight materials and new creation.



Find out Nathalie Boutté's portrait by CHOICES, 2017

Follow the artist creating an artwork, program L'Atelier A, Arte channel, 2015

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Nathalie Boutté at Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

Blouin Art Info
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27.08.2017
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Nathalie Boutté


Eleven Must-See Art Exhibitions in the US this September

Blouin Art Info

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By Nicholas Forrest

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24.08.2017
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Carte blanche à Pauline Tonglet à la galerie du Beffroi

Confluent

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By Louis Richardeau

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10.03.2017
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Thousands of Paper Strips Delicately Placed to Create Stunning Portraits

Strictly Paper
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15.12.2016
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NATHALIE BOUTTÉ - Part 3/3 - Time & Work

We are choices
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12.12.2016
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NATHALIE BOUTTÉ - Part 2/3 - Freedom & the Scope of Possibilities

We are Choices
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09.12.2016
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NATHALIE BOUTTÉ - Part 1/3 - 100% Self Taught

We Are Choices
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07.12.2016
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Nathalie Boutté,

Omar Victor Diop,

Seydou Keïta,

Malick Sidibé


La scène africaine va investir le Parc de la Villette

Le Figaro Culture

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By Béatrice De Rochebouet

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17.11.2016
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"I am not at Frieze. I am here at 1:54"

Griot

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By Janine Gaelle

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07.10.2016
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1:54 Contemporary African Art fair's 2nd New York Edition

The Stylish Flâneuse

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By Priscilla Torres

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18.05.2016
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Nathalie Boutté

Africanah
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19.04.2016
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Armory Week 2016

Studio International

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By Jill Spalding

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09.03.2016
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L'Objet photographie - Paris Photo 2015

FreeLens

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By Hélène Jayet

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24.12.2015
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The 10 Best New Photo Exhibits: Winter 2015

Amrican Photo

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By Lindsay Comstock

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16.12.2015
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1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

The New-York Times

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By Joshua Barone

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15.05.2015
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Un artiste peut-il émerger après 40 ans ?

Le Monde

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By Marie Zawisza

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14.05.2015
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Nathalie Boutté

Vivre Côté Paris

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N°38 April-May 2015, p.42-46.

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01.04.2015
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