27.05.2020–11.07.2020 Let's Play it by Ear II Base-Alpha Gallery

Nadia Naveau

Nadia Naveau (°1975) is best known for her figurative sculptures. The typically seductive, surprising sculptures are the result of a balanced play with colors, shapes, scales and various materials such as plaster, ceramics, bronze, plasticine and polyester. Naveau’s sculptures reveal a certain postmodern twist because of their eclecticism. For example, a single image can evoke references to The Simpsons, music as well as to classical antiquity, baroque or Mexican culture.

The sculptures contain multiple references that introduce substantive and formal stratification. As such, they are often described as three-dimensional collages. She is fascinated by the images that surround her – no matter how banal, important or art-historical the reference may be. Popular children’s heroes such as Goofy have the same weight in Naveau’s universe as Mexican masks and images of classical or modern masters such as Bernini and Brancusi. The visually engaging sculptures require time to be viewed, under- stood and, above all, absorbed; they are an antithesis to the fast, digital image consumption of the 21st century.

Extract from the text by Charlotte Crevits for the exhibition at MDD, 2019


Due to the current circumstances Base-Alpha Gallery will open this exhibition without a festive vernissage.
You are very welcome to visit us during the regular opening hours and off course also by appointment at other moments.
Keep an eye on our social media for extra information and hopefully we can organise a closing drink at the end!