Nina Parys

Painter (oil painting) | Paris, France
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Artist Statement

First, I grown up in a modest family, unfavorable to artistic development. Although I always knew that I wanted to be a painter, I spent seven years working for a theater company as an actress, designer, stage manager, lighting and drama teacher. It's only at 34 years old that I decided to fully devote myself to my vocation. I improved technic in morphologic drawing and painting at the National Fine Art School of Paris. From this year of studies appeared the need to work on portrait and personality. And from my own history appears the need to say "don't let you impressed, don't let you judged, don't let you stigmatized". That's why the moving portraits show someone posing like for a classical portrait but moving strongly the head as if he wanted to lose and destabilize the one who stares at him. According to me, a moving portrait represents a kind of epidermal reaction to society which wants to educate, banalize and make common each one of us. It's like an unruly child who won't get shot portrait, who doesn't want let him be changed into a picture, who refuses to be framed.

When the image freezes, the moving material seems to stretch from one point to another, as if it was extensible, heavy and slow. The movement creates lines, giving difference benchmarks to the artist. The subject duplicates and can be on several places at the same time. He's immersed in a blur making him elusive and intangible, which obliged us to watch him differently. In my mind, these lines are links from our past, the way of our present and the direction of our future. We are walking according to a strength both predictable and unpredictable, drawn since the beginning of times and relayed forefather after forefather. The whole thing is trying to modify the direction, go back on the good way and overall to find his own one. The movement of the subject is the form of my painting, but the movement of the spirit its the content. We are animated by an own will and it ups to each one of us not to fall asleep and let anyone else decide instead of us. We must be active even reactive, actor of our too short lives. Think, ask ourselves, seek answers.

My favorite medium is oil painting for its rich texture, slow to dry. I "sculpt" the painting progressively, hour after hour, day after day, with brush and knife. Sometimes I do preparatory sketches, and sometimes I do not, because I like to preserve the spontaneity and the energy of the firsts strokes.

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About Nina Parys

Exibitions:
- ArtCrasher Los Angeles Show, at Venice Arts (Los Angeles - June 28th 2014)
- 27th Salon des Artistes (Louvres - may 2014)
- Maison de la Culture (Montmorency - Dec 2013)
- Expo-Genèse, L'atelier Nina Parys (Sarcelles - Nov 2013)
- Salon des Artistes (Sarcelles - June 2013)
- Artistes en Ville (Sarcelles - Apr 2013)
- Les AAB (Paris Belleville - may 2011)
- Live Bar (Nantes - Oct-Nov. 2010)

About :
2012/2013 : Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (adult lessons of drawing and painting)
2013 : Creation and direction of the association L’atelier Nina Parys, for artistic development

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Artist Statement

First, I grown up in a modest family, unfavorable to artistic development. Although I always knew that I wanted to be a painter, I spent seven years working for a theater company as an actress, designer, stage manager, lighting and drama teacher. It's only at 34 years old that I decided to fully devote myself to my vocation. I improved technic in morphologic drawing and painting at the National Fine Art School of Paris. From this year of studies appeared the need to work on portrait and personality. And from my own history appears the need to say "don't let you impressed, don't let you judged, don't let you stigmatized". That's why the moving portraits show someone posing like for a classical portrait but moving strongly the head as if he wanted to lose and destabilize the one who stares at him. According to me, a moving portrait represents a kind of epidermal reaction to society which wants to educate, banalize and make common each one of us. It's like an unruly child who won't get shot portrait, who doesn't want let him be changed into a picture, who refuses to be framed.

When the image freezes, the moving material seems to stretch from one point to another, as if it was extensible, heavy and slow. The movement creates lines, giving difference benchmarks to the artist. The subject duplicates and can be on several places at the same time. He's immersed in a blur making him elusive and intangible, which obliged us to watch him differently. In my mind, these lines are links from our past, the way of our present and the direction of our future. We are walking according to a strength both predictable and unpredictable, drawn since the beginning of times and relayed forefather after forefather. The whole thing is trying to modify the direction, go back on the good way and overall to find his own one. The movement of the subject is the form of my painting, but the movement of the spirit its the content. We are animated by an own will and it ups to each one of us not to fall asleep and let anyone else decide instead of us. We must be active even reactive, actor of our too short lives. Think, ask ourselves, seek answers.

My favorite medium is oil painting for its rich texture, slow to dry. I "sculpt" the painting progressively, hour after hour, day after day, with brush and knife. Sometimes I do preparatory sketches, and sometimes I do not, because I like to preserve the spontaneity and the energy of the firsts strokes.

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About Nina Parys

Exibitions:
- ArtCrasher Los Angeles Show, at Venice Arts (Los Angeles - June 28th 2014)
- 27th Salon des Artistes (Louvres - may 2014)
- Maison de la Culture (Montmorency - Dec 2013)
- Expo-Genèse, L'atelier Nina Parys (Sarcelles - Nov 2013)
- Salon des Artistes (Sarcelles - June 2013)
- Artistes en Ville (Sarcelles - Apr 2013)
- Les AAB (Paris Belleville - may 2011)
- Live Bar (Nantes - Oct-Nov. 2010)

About :
2012/2013 : Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (adult lessons of drawing and painting)
2013 : Creation and direction of the association L’atelier Nina Parys, for artistic development

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