Malou Nahuys

Malou Nahuys

Cornelis\says: Malou has been an artist for a long time, her works have a great precision about them, worked out to the detail. Her playing with dimensions are striking and almost a signature of her work. Her abstract often start out as more figurative works, and her use of color is striking, blue seems to play an important and reoccurring role in her oeuvre.

Malou Nahuys (1961) is a Dutch artist born and raised in Amsterdam. She attended the renowned art school, the ‘Academie voor beeldende vorming’ , where she studied, next to all drawing and painting techniques, also art history and cultural history. After her education Malou developed herself further as an artist.
Nahuys had her first official exhibition in 1985, and many followed. Developing herself further as an artist, Malou stays true to herself, keeping her artistic integrity, and no matter what topic chosen, her handwriting is a unique and recognisable one.
Nature is an important source of inspiration for Nahuys, however she is not really a figurative painter. There might be figurative elements, but almost always a level of abstraction is to be recognized in her work. 

Malou’s play with dimensions is very present in her oeuvre; it makes the viewer wonder about what one sees, truth doesn’t seem definite, it all depends on angles, or maybe even one’s own state of mind as to how a painting is interpreted. Another source of inspiration for Nahuys is architecture.
Her by architecture inspired work shows even more the estrangement of dimensions. Her strong sense of colour again is very noticeable, creating contrasts. Even when spaces or forms in a painting seem alike at first sight, looking again they show variety, diversity, and very different atmospheres, almost depending on the angle one would be looking at her work. 
Nahuys has the creative capacity to be able to catch so many atmospheres, ways of looking, contrast in both colour and shapes, that no matter how often you look at her art works, you can always discover something different.  
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