Type: Artist / Individual
Art form: Art, Digital, Drawing, Installation, Painting, Writer
Biography / Artist statement
Natalia Ferber's work is about blurring the boundaries between reality and fantasy in order to explore the construction of beliefs, truths, and other myths based on background and education. She is interested in how the mind edits what we see and what we want to see, in why right or wrong is relative to not just the subject, but the one taking the action. Natalia depicts situations with the intention of evoking stories in the spectators, trying not to be too literal so they have space to discover their own stories and questions.
Natalia approaches the topics through a colourful, sometimes innocent-looking language, in order to provide an aesthetic experience that opens up dialogue, and ultimately makes you smile.
Natalia Ferber grew up in Spain but was born in Uruguay during a dictatorship and spent her childhood listening to her parents talking about a faraway land. At the age of 12 she moved to this nostalgic land to find the histories she'd been told about and the reality was very far from what had been imagined. This is possibly because if you remove the experience and memories, the place becomes just a pile of bricks (and other materials) organised to create architectural and engineering forms. She completed degrees in both Art and Architecture and worked on designing projects around the globe, whilst in parallel showing and selling her art in Montevideo, Chicago, NYC, Dallas, London, and others.
Her early childhood displacement made a deep impact on her life, so she decided to make the world home, travelling and freedom (especially the freedom of speech) a priority and the source of inspiration for her work. “I have lived life as a foreigner, I have felt perpetually like an outsider. It’s like being a cultural anthropologist, trying to understand the modus operandi of each place in the search of a place where to belong. This is reflected in my work”.
Natalia now lives in London.