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Nai | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

  • Nai | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography
  • Italy
  • Painter

I have fun creating and I hope to pass it on in order to amaze others. The World needs all of this.
Nai grew up in Tuscany amongst her father’s brushes. In this context conducive to creativity, the girl quickly started to draw. With a degree in Philosophy from the University of Pisa (1999-2000), she continued her studies in France. In 2004, she obtained her degree in Women's History at the University of Paris VIII. She worked as a painter and decorator for Christmas shop windows and created crochet sculptures. In the French capital, Nai considered for the first time the possibility of making a living from her passion. Back in Italy, she hosted a theatre, music and drawing workshop for children in collaboration with the Strade Varie Association and Soledad Nicolazzi in Carrara (2005 to 2007). She has exhibited in France and Italy since 2007. A multidisciplinary artist, Nai is also a singer and accordionist. In 2010, she toured Mongolia with her group the "Forasteri" for a show based on a play by Samuel Beckett (Waiting for Godot).
Nai works with dry or oil pastels, acrylics and fabrics brought back from her travels. She uses paper as a textile medium. Some parts are crocheted with sewn fabrics. On stage or in the studio, the artist likes to surprise the viewer. She creates her works much as a director, arranging her "actors" and creating costumes and scenery. Her characters are recognizable by their huge bubble hats, embroidered with golden curls. Her works most often refer to the world of entertainment (circus, music, dance, puppetry...), reminiscent of the graphic universe of Tim Burton. Red curtains open like a window on her imagination, suggesting a dreamlike universe, "suspended" between reality and fantasy. Acrobats, tightrope walkers, clowns, musicians, violinists all vie for first place in this wonderful magic.
  • 2012
    Artistic collaboration with Carré d'artistes beginning
    Carré d'artistes, France
  • 2011
    Exhibition at the La Nuvola gallery
    Rome, Italy
  • 2007
    Participation in the Contemporary Art Biennale
    Genoa, Italy
  • 1975
    Viareggio, Italy
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