B. Moscow, Russia
Natasha Arendt is a Russian artist living in London, working in both countries. Her experimental art combines traditional subject matter with the techniques of the Russian avant-garde.
Arendt paints her images not on canvas, but on seemingly incidental objects - old wood, tin sheets, pieces of fabric. In her assemblages, refined oil painting is combined with unexpectedly rough surfaces of other materials, which might seem inappropriate at first, but in the unique context of the selection of materials, such contrasting textures become an entirely natural and organic whole.
Modern painting springs largely from reminiscences and reinvention of past traditions. New and old are irresistibly drawn to one another. The juxtaposition of the early avant-garde with post-modern artefacts in Natasha's work is both unusual and ingenious.
Natasha Arendt was born into an old family of artists in Moscow. 1985-1990 she studied stage design at the Stanislavski Theatre Art Academy in Moscow. Since 1991 she has lived in London and participated in more than 50 joint and solo exhibitions. Natasha works in Russian futurist tradition of Ivan Puni, Lubov Popova, Olga Rosanova and Vladimir Tatlin. She is particularly interested in using natural materials combining them with oil painting. Her palette is always limited, but her texture and composition are tense and meaningful.
2006 Personal Show, HMS President
2005 Icon show, Long and Ryle
AAF, Piers Fetham Gallery
Kurinyi Bog Festival
2004 Chelsea Art Fair
HMS President, Creations, solo show
2003 Russian Embassy, Autumn Show
HMS President, solo show
Piers Fetham Gallery
East Hill Gallery
2002 Thames 2002, Piers Fetham Gallery
AAF, Alberti Gallery
Paintings, Gallery 47, Personal show
Fish and other paintings, HMS president, personal show
Chelsea Art Fair
Cow Parade Gloucester road underground station
2001 Fish world, Wetland centre, Personal show
Icons for Easter, Athelhampton house, Dortchester, Personal show.
Fish and flowers, Personal show, Gallery47
Water show, Wills Warehouse
2000 Round House show, arranged by The Mint Club
AAF Piers Fetham Gallery
1999 Colourful life, Personal show, Gallery 47
Covent Garden Art Festival
Still life real life shred show with Oleg Prokofiev
1998 Russian Art at Home and Abroad, Gallery47
Summer show, City Gallery
Personal show, Kitsch Gallery Germany
1997 Pas de Quatres, Central house of Artists Moscow
Art Manez , Moscow
The Arendt Family Show, Central House of Sculptors, Moscow
1980-2004 She participated in more than 50 different exhibitions. Works of Natasha Arendt are in private collections in Russia, Belgium, Germany, Canada, USA, Poland, France and in several Russian and Ukrainian museums.
She has a permanent exhibition of her works on the HMS President (1918) Victoria, Embankment.