Francesca Nini, a Milanese artist presented by the Galleria Antonio Battaglia of Milan.
Nini thinks that black is the most beautiful colour because… (she’ll never say why, that’s up to you to decide). She believes that that which is meant to happen will happen anyway, but that doesn’t stop her from believing in free will. She believes God exists and is a beautiful field of flowers and that it’s up to us to run freely among them. That those who have courage, and she has plenty, can do without a reputation.
She is convinced that pain should be given back all of its innocence and this is why she is aware of the risk of a possible defeat, but, and why not, also of victory. Nini produces large pieces (130x180cm) so that she can be as one with her own paintings, unaware of what she is actually doing and present only at the end. Chance exists also for this reason. She is not afraid of tearing up, changing and destroying what she is doing until it takes on meaning.
On 16 November of 2013, 200 years after the birth of Romanticism, Francesca Nini wrote the Transformation Manifesto, based on the centrality of the vital soul and narrative of the books, inspired by the evolution of the growth and emotional parameters of art itself, with special focus on painting.
See ALL’OMBRA DI PINOCCHIO (Carthusia edizioni 2012 – on show at the 2012 Pinocchio Biennial in Florence).
In 2012 she started an international illustration competition called the Silent Book Contest with her colleague Gianni De Conno.
Among her work in 2013 is UNDERGROUND, which draws its inspiration from the eponymous book by Lewis Carroll.
August 2014 MOWGLI SYNDROME based on Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, large paintings that speak of an open book and reveal the marvels and paradoxes of the Victorian Age as they compare to modern ones.
MOWGLISYNDROME (www.mowglisyndrome.com) is an installation that measures 9m in diameter and was completed with a live performance by the artist in the summer of 2014 in the Nevada desert during the art festival known as Burning Man.
In February of 2015 she participated in the alternative Affordable Art Fair in Milan.
In March of 2015 she was hosted by the Children’s Book Fair in Bologna with a synthesis of the MOWGLI SYNDROME installation.
In October of 2015 Nini participated in the Festival Sabir at Lampedusa with a new installation entitled LITTLE RED UNDERWOOD based on the Grimm Brothers’ Little Red Riding Hood. The installation was hosted at BOOK City Milano (October 2015) at the Museo Diocesano and was also presented at the Fiera di Bologna (March 2016).
2016 Personal Show partnership with Onlus “Amo gli Animali” from Filippo La Mantìa starred restaurant in Milan.
March 2017 Personal Show from MIART with “Le Pleiadi” Art Gallery in Milan.
June 2017 Personal Show sponsored by Fineco Bank in Milan.
August 2017 presentation of the new installation project “Kafka 9.0” for the Burning Man 2017, Nevada Desert.
October 2017 presentation with “Le Pleaidi” Art Gallery of the Burning Man installation 2017, sponsored by Fineco Bank.