10 June 2022 - 1 July 2022


Street Levels Gallery inaugurates the new solo exhibition of the artist Nian on Friday, June the 19th, 2022 inside the exhibition space of Via Palazzuolo 74AR, Florence.
INTRO represents an introspective journey that, like many of the paths that tell our biographical story, has a well-defined beginning and an ending with a question mark. The beginning, therefore, lies on the surface, in the knowledge that we are social animals prone to confrontation with other subjectivities: The sometimes redemptive, sometimes compromising nature of interpersonal relationships is the first place the artist probes to become aware of one’s own self among the “what if” numbers of existence.

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"𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘹𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘳 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘳. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘴, 𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘴-𝘴𝘪𝘮𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘢 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦, 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦, 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭." - Francesca Emanuela Zevola

𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰, from the lat. intro “inside,” indicates an inward movement: the etymology of the word suggests the progressive revelation of Nian’s inner self as, work after work, she lays bare her imagination in a restitution dedicated to the public and to herself. The exhibition space is thus transformed into a conceptual room, and the artist’s production is revealed for its therapeutic, cognitive and self-representational nature. Nian’s works are inhabited by a seasonal imprint, her investigation proceeding by emotional cycles punctuated by her relational experience and places of questioning. Bodies, portraits, faces. The creatures that inhabit the artist’s pictorial universe celebrate the reflective capacity of human beings, the points of intonation and those of disagreement, in an attempt to transcend their contradictions in order to find their place in the world.


Via Palazzuolo 74 AR 50123, Florence (FI) Italy

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