In search of the invisible
Nicolini’s work never disappoints. Indeed, beyond a totally mastered painting with poetic accents, she offers us at each of her exhibitions a universe with warm atmospheres and a mysterious atmosphere even when the subjects treated seem obvious. With Antoinette Nicolini, one must be wary of the obvious and dare to go behind the proposed image. Through this journey, we discover a sensitive dimension that cannot leave us indifferent as the intensity, developed in her paintings, embraces a great quantity of subjects that we have to develop. She has the gift of appropriating what she sees, of feeding it with her imagination and of restoring it on the canvas with a communicative emotion.
One of the main qualities of this artist is authenticity with the will not to surprise, but rather to seduce by the possibilities that she offers us. To enter one of her paintings is above all to discover an unknown land, it is also to accept an adventure to the confines of the imagination and, above all, a possibility to detach oneself from a reality that is too often static. Antoinette Nicolini paints as if this act were essential to her survival in our current world. Each of her paintings tells a story in the form of a parable; it is up to us to decipher and understand it in order to benefit not only visually but also intellectually. For each detail of his paintings gives meaning to the whole, each nuance and each light structure with application the theme addressed and translated on the canvas. To be precise, let’s say that Nicolini carries within her this need to share what she feels; it is this that makes her live and that links her to the world.