Apropos of Yves Klein’s "blue" and Daniel Buren’s "stripes," Raymond Hains spoke of a return, within late 20th-century art, of that windfall right which authorized overlords in the Middle Ages to appropriate the belongings of a person deceased upon their territory. In a disenchanted world coming to its end, the artist would have but to declare "this is mine" for their signature to be applied to the blue sky, to standard decorative fabric patterns 8.7 cm wide and alternately colored, or to lacerated posters, in a de facto manner. It can therefore be tempting to think of Nathalie Talec as having joined this tradition of appropriating fragments of common property, such as the cold, over the past thirty years, along with everything this idea summons in popular imagination: snow, frost, the animals and tales of the Great North, and the wondrous ivory eyeglasses of the peoples summarily referred to as Eskimos. (...)
— Didier Semin
Didier Semin is professor of art history at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. He was curator at the Museum of Sables-d'Olonne, at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris and, from 1991 to 1998, at the National Museum of Modern Art (Centre Georges Pompidou).
Born in 1960 in Paris, Nathalie Talec studied at Faculty of Arts at Paris-Sorbonne. Willing to share her expertise and knowledge, she started to teach sculpture courses in different French art schools as les Beaux-Arts de Paris that she joined in 2015. Her exhibitions take place in famous and prestigious institutions as le Musée de Picardie, le Frac Franche-Comté, le MAC/VAL. Her works as well as her shows are always featured by magazines and specialized press: Le Monde, Le Figaro Madame, Elle, Beaux-Arts Magazine, Mouvement and L’Œil. International press like Flash Art or Artpress also publishes articles about her artistic career and recent exhibitions. Her works have joined the most respected public collections of Centre Pompidou, Fond national d’art contemporain, MAC/VAL, Frac Franche-Comté, Frac Aquitaine and Frac Poitou-Charentes.