A Trip to the Royal Tomb with Natasha Lien

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*Update
Starting from May 12, 2016, Natasha Lien’s artworks are available for purchase at WGallery. Free standard shipping with FedEx.

NATASHA LIEN

A fine artist in drawing, painting and printmaking was born in 1977, London – United Kingdom. After her undergraduate training at Central St Martin’s, Natasha then completed her postgraduate studies at the Prince’s Drawing School, UK. Upon her graduation, her artistic talents was snapped up by Royal Academician Ben Levin for the 2007 Summer Exhibition – her drawing of Kensington Gardens. Natasha then received invitations for commissioning of artworks. She has also showcased her work in many exhibitions, including 2004 and 2008 Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions, the Friends Open exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery, the NEAC at the Mall Galleries, Chase Exhibition at The Royal College of Art. She has had a solo exhibition in the Pearson Gallery at The Slade and has exhibited in NOA at Somerset House. The Victoria and Albert Museum inLondon acquired her work in 2015.

What’s special about Natasha Lien’s artworks?

Natasha’s artworks bring her audience closer to the site of her art production. Her Royal Tomb with Camels oil on canvas connects both cultural and landscape perspectives of Petra, Jordan. The renowned histological and archaeological city – Petra is also known as Rose City due to the colour of the stone in the terrain. Her drawings and paintings are very well-balanced. One of her masterpieces created in Toledo, Spain also presents the balance between colours and landscape creating an atmosphere for the viewer, so that they have the sense of being present there.

Natasha’s choice of medium does not stop at oil, etching and aquatint, she has drawn using pencils. Hampstead Sweet Chestnut Tree is a huge drawing and it is pieced together using many papers.

A three-minute interview with Natasha Lien

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If you have the chance to spend an hour to have dinner with your favorite artist/ designer, who and where would it be?

Lien: Hmm, that’s a very difficult question because as soon as one mentions one artist you realise all the other one’s you have missed out. I have lots of favourite artists. If I could choose from the past it would be the Italian Renaissance painter Titian in Venice. If it was a contemporary artist I would choose Frank Auerbach, I especially love his powerful tonal charcoal drawings.Auerbach is based in London and never travels, so i guess it would have to be in London.

My favourite medium is… because… : My favourite medium is oil on linen because of the texture of the paint and feel one get’s when applying it. I love the way one can build up the paint in layers. It’s hard to see this when one looks at photographs of paintings, really need to see the work in the flesh to fully appreciate the brush marks and texture etc.

Place to revisit? I would like to visit Jordan again because I am trying to complete a large series of paintings in Petra. I love travelling and would love to visit China again and paint the landscape there, especially as I am of half Chinese decent, my grandfather was the writer Lien Shih Sheng.

A quick way to invite Natasha Lien permanently to your home

Introduce, introduce and introduce Natasha’s artwork to your living room, guest room and library. Natasha Lien’s artworks will be placed on The Waterhouse’s upcoming buy & sell art platform in May 2016. It is happening this month, so keep an eye on our website for the launch date. There will be a range of her artworks produced in Jordan and Spain. As similar to NaoRococo, the upcoming platform is a new branch and venture for The Waterhouse.

Source: NaoRococo

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