Nasti, artist in exhibition at the Bernard Magrez Cultural Institute in Bordeaux
He is part of the young generation of street artists from Bordeaux. Nasti was noticed by his stencils and collages. Portraits of men, women or children, famous or unknown, of great finesse and intense gaze.
Born in 1995, NASTI is an artist passionate about drawing since childhood. In 2012, after discovering the film Make the Wall directed by the artist Banksy, the stencil settles in his thoughts. Based in Bordeaux since 2016, he is part of this new generation of urban artists whose talent, approach and finesse are changing considerably, gradually moving towards a digital art linking multimedia and video.
The lines are precise and fine. The details and the color bring volume and contrast. To cross a NASTI artwork on the bend of a street is like meeting an individual. We can read a whole life in a marked face, in an intense look. Children or old men, women's icons or perfect unknowns; all pierce our souls by their looks and their poignant faces; proof of his mastery of stencil but also the care he takes to choose his model and location. Another way to approach painting, but also the city.
Well known to the people of Bordeaux, NASTI gives passersby the opportunity to discover an artwork by chance in a street, an artwork on old wooden blind shutters, doors of decrepit buildings or condemned walls. Some of his collages are still visible in the heart of the Saint Pierre district, rue du Loup and rue du Pas Saint Georges. Today, his portraits populate the streets of Bordeaux certainly, but also those of Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Agadir or recently Lisbon.
NASTI continues to evolve and was particularly noticed in 2018 during the collective exhibition of the Submarine Base (Bordeaux), entitled "Légendes urbaines", for which the artist was revealed by proposing works mixing stencils and cathodic installations.
An acid observation on the current society and especially on the oppression of thought by the media.
"The stencil is a way to define the furrows of the personality, the intensity of a look that breaks down in the paper.
The translation of the image into a social language.
By successive layer, the will of the detail.
The graphic scrolls of a face, emphasizing each lines.
Wrinkles, like a mirror on the past engraved with oil and bomb the reflection of the present."
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