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Serendipity Nina Pandolfo

09.14.13 _ 10.11.13

In her third solo exhibition at Galeria Leme Nina Pandolfo presents a new series of paintings and introduces innovative robotic installations that will bring even more life into her playful universe.

One of the highlights of the exhibition is a giant Red Ovenbird nest, in which visitors can enter and find a few surprises created by Nina. The show will also feature other works that highlight the characteristics of her work, such as a music box, about one meter tall, with a ballerina dancing to a soundtrack composed by DJs Tony Beatbutcher Roger and Dee. For those who love animals, the exhibition will have a three-meter-long stuffed cat that purrs when cuddled.

The curious title of the exhibition is associated to the term “Serendipty” created by British writer Horace Walpole, in 1754, in reference to the Persian children’s tale “The Three Princes of Serendip” and its character’s ability to discover things by accident. “Chance”, which leads to exciting discoveries, is the thread of the exhibition, as the sketches of the works presented have emerged at a time of relaxation.

“When I discovered this term, I immediately felt it was related to my work, because it describes one of the techniques for the development of creative potential, ie, “chance” that had to happen, a discovery that comes through perseverance and sense observation” says the artist.

Nina gained notoriety by painting delicate girls with big and expressive eyes, which mix a dose of ingenuity with a feminine delicacy and a touch of sensuality. Over time the works gained new characters, such as cats, bees, fish and other small animals, always portrayed with her characteristic brush strokes.

About the artist:

Nina Pandolfo was born in Tupa, São Paulo in 1977. Lives and works in São Paulo.

Nina Pandolfo participated in several national and international exhibitions, including: Feelings, Lazarides Gallery, London, England (2012); Challenging Dreams, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil (2010); Life’s Flavour, Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA (2010), Re-Criation II, Ogilvy & Mather New York, USA (2010), Graffiti Gone Global, Miami Beach, USA (2009), Between Us, Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, India (2008); to Our Eyes, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil (2008); The graffiti Project – painting the facade of Kelburn Castle, Glasgow, Scotland (2007), among others. In 2011 she released her first book. Published by Master Books, titled “Nina”, portrays her career, which began in 1993.