Nef, born in 1977, lives and works in Lyon. She studied at the Beaux-Arts de Lyon and graduated with honors. Nef has been drawing since childhood.
A multi-disciplinary artist, she developed a body of experimental video and installation work (participating in international festivals), then continued her creative work with the Nef&bze© graphic studio (focusing on electronic music). Then, in 2021, she became a professional painter.
Her poetic works deal with questions of Man, Nature, emotions and feelings. Artist Nef transports us into a world of gentleness and surrealism through a series of contemporary pop portraits. Each of her works is a bold fusion of vivid color and subtle detail, or a search for chiaroscuro in black and white, creating a unique aesthetic.
Her faces defy convention, inviting the viewer to explore the depths of the human soul while capturing the essence of contemporary art. She takes pleasure in revealing the absurd, the grotesque or contemporary disenchantment, through portraits with playful looks and often evocative titles.
Nef is a sensitive and sincere artist who likes to mix techniques and media: experimentation and evolution are part of her approach.
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