My current project. An exhibition I made from scratch called Diversity & Imaginary Borders. This Expo talks about migration and diversity of people, places and food. We propose the idea that the limits and borders are imaginary. The history, travels, migration movements and the life itself have been uniting and mixing cultures and people to such an extent that although we know where certain things come from, it is no longer certainly classify and define ourselves by our place of origin. I believe that the migration is natural to human being, it responds to our own origins, to the mixture that we are part of, which is essential to meet and identify ourselves.
When I decided to create this Expo, I did it based on my travel and life experiences because we all have something to say about migration, we all come from that. So the issues we believe separate us from our peers are just social structures and stereotypes. I deffinetely think that our differences bring us closer, enrich us and make us vibrate.
My intention is to show this expo in Europe, because it has been shown already in some places of Latin America. So to honor the name and content of this exhibition I am traveling with it. I am also applying for art residencies during this year because I woul like to test new collage techniques and surfaces, Also I want to do the Vol. II of my art expo whit new material and content.
Artist Bio. My name is Nat Meyer, I am a collage artist since few years ago, like 15 or so. Currently, I spend half of my time between USA, Chile and Mexico. I was born and raised in Chile, but I also have a Lebanese and Palestine (and few places more) background. I used to live in Chile until 2017 when I decided to dedicate the most of my time to the art considering that I am a lawyer, so I left my homeland to start my journey. When I began traveling and working abroad I started this art project which travels with me. That had allowed me to show it in several spaces and opportunities that have emerged during this journey, including an itinerant art expo that I created and called “Diversity & Imaginary Borders”.
Artist statement. I call myself visual artist instead of just collage artist, because I express myself in different artistic ways like writing, photographing, also a little bit of painting and all of these disciplines intersect and make up my collages.
A glimpse of my collages shows images pasted together with no apparent reason, dancing in incoherence, an explosion of colors and textures, a lot of information in a small space. What that quick glance gives is curiosity to continue observing, my collages invite you to observe, interact and interpret. On many occasions, those who see them find details that I have not intentionally created or they even invent small scenarios or worlds that have not even crossed my mind. However, many times it is the opposite; I deliberately mix images and present compositions that perhaps no one will discover, this is how I enjoy hiding symbols and little details in my paintings.
I like to communicate through compositions made with clippings and papers, mainly taken from magazines, brochures, newspapers, books, also with fabrics, beads, watercolors, writings, threads, feathers, tetrapack and generally any material or object that I like. My art pieces speak through the images that I compose with clippings and also through color and textures.