Artwork information




Spray paint on fine art paper




42 cm x 29.7 cm


Signed at the bottom center

Proof(s) of authenticity

Painting sold with a certificate of authenticity.

State of conservation

Very good




Rhône-Alpes, France


Équilibre céleste - Celestial equilibrium, Nef, 2023
Spray paint on fine art paper

Today's series of spray-painted works is a captivating exploration of geometric and minimal abstraction. These artistic creations are distinguished by their bold use of the black and white color palette, creating a striking play of contrasts.

This series exudes a form of elegant simplicity, in which geometry is the main protagonist. Curves, solids and voids create pure geometric forms that combine to create an aesthetic that evokes purity and mathematical rigor. The artist uses spray with exceptional mastery to apply subtle layers of paint, creating fluid transitions between black and white.

Despite their apparent minimalism, these abstract works exude a fascinating depth. Viewers are invited to explore the subtle nuances of the gradations of gray, and to contemplate the variations in textures, which seem to change according to the light and the angle of view. Each painting evokes a unique atmosphere, a sense of balance and harmony.

The artist behind this series manages to capture the essence of simplicity while evoking complex reflections on duality, symmetry and the geometry of the universe. These black-and-white works are an invitation to contemplation, meditation and the search for meaning in the beauty of geometric abstraction.


Artist's Studio

The artist



Born in 1977


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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