Natasha was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1978. Living in a country that has and still is going through immense change, has made her highly attuned to the human condition and has influenced her work.

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Natasha has been very influenced by William Kentridge, Frank Auerbach, Andy Warhol and Chuck Close to mention a few. She works mostly with charcoal and oils on paper.

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“I enjoy the uncompromising mark of the charcoal and yet the ability to manipulate the particles. Thinned out oils create an additional dimension to the work, the inability for correction. Having a general idea of what I want to produce, at the beginning, the way I work always leaves me pleasantly amazed at completion. Everyday encounters inspired me- the story in someone’s eyes, the telling wrinkles, a simple smile… “

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Natasha had her first exhibition in 2007 and sold out on opening day.

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Her works are hanging in prestigious private and corporate collections, in South Africa and elsewhere in the world.

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She has been featured on Topbilling (upmarket magazine) and in Habitat South Africa.

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http://www.natashajune.com/