Though her work, Field interrogates deep existential issues, asking what defines us as human, questioning our relationship with nature, and considering just how stable the human condition truly is. Her conviction is that by bringing awareness to these fragile concepts of self (to which we attach such permanence and immutability), we can embrace the fragility and impermanence of existence.
Natalie Field (1982) is an environmental artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Field received her B.Tech Photography Cum Laude from the Nelson Mandela University (PE) in 2008. Based on the body of work created in her final year, Field was invited to exhibit at the Design Indaba in Cape Town (2009). She participated in several group exhibitions in Port Elizabeth, before relocating to Johannesburg in 2011, where she now resides.
Field attended her first artist residency at the Arteles Creative Center in Finland in 2016. Over the next 2 years she continued the project to create the collection of cinematic tableaux, photomontages, cyanotypes, botanicals and video installation that led to her solo show, Human.Nature, exhibited with Berman Contemporary in 2018. The artist went on to exhibit with the gallery at the START Art Fair in London in 2019.