Nina Nova is a Bondi based artist with Scandinavian background. She has been painting and creating since childhood.
Nina grew up with a neurological condition Synaesthesia. This means she processes sounds and music as colours, shapes and images—a gift that translates into paintings inspired by any music.
The art is very expressive, she paints emotions and expresses it in a mix of what is only seen by the inner eye and the actual world around us.
In 2004 she moved to Florence, Italy to study Fashion Design and on the side of her studies she was always painting. She had her first art exhibition in April 2006 at “Gia cosa”- Roberto Cavalli cafe in Florence where she was also doing her first “live-painting” show.
After graduation she began to paint in the art studio of the well known Italian artist
Alfio Rapisardi. He was a guide and a mentor. He helped her to develop and express her own personal style. Nina spent a total of 7 years in Florence, with several art exhibitions, one of them at the famous Museo Bellini Art gallery.
Nina arrived in Sydney, in the beginning of 2012. Based in Bondi she is working as an Artist, Illustrator and designer. She's had a number of exhibitions and participated in several art events doing “Live painting” in Sydney.
Expo, Art fair, Mackay QLD 2012
Live painting With Clay Paula, Sydney 2013
“Art beat” at “Bar Fiore” Darlinghurst, Sydney August 2014
"The art of Football" exhibition The Rocks (MCA) Sydney, July 2014 .
Live painting with Sam Joole (music) Bar 34, Bondi Beach, Sydney, January 2015
Live painting with Sam Joole (music) Spring street Social, Bondi Junction, Sydney February 2015
Art Gallery “Bondi art Lounge” (4 months) Bondi, Sydney, March - June 2015.
"EL Loco Project" Bondi, Sydney, April 2015.
“Art beat” at “Bar Fiore” Darlinghurst, Sydney September 2015
RAW event "Bold" exhibition night at The Manning bar, Camperdown, Sydney September 2015
Bondi Winter Art Markets, July 2016
“Ocean Vibes” exhibition at “The Space Gallery”, Gauge Gallery, Glebe, Sydney March/April 2017
“Art Jam” - live painting with Co Artis Yasmin Shima, Bauhaus West, Newtown Sydney, March - April 2017
Live painting and expo with Sam Joole (music) Charlottes Pass Ski resort, Kosciusko National park, July - August 2017
ArtExhibiton - Cucina Enoteca Bondi Beach, May - September 2018
Commissioned Art (9 pieces) for Employees Only venue in Sydney 2018 - 2019
Expression and emotion, inspiration grasped from the moment, the subconscious, the unknown.
Sometimes my art is like dreaming I say. I just go with the flow and the images occur on the canvas. Then I interpret the symbolism the same way as you do with your dreams.
There's a silent language of our souls which I use to communicate through the paintings and they all have something unique to say to the observer.
To some they will speak, to some they will scream and to some they will deliver healing emotions.
Life is like a mirror - Art is a mirror.