French artist Nina Parys is shaking up the art world with her "moving portrait" technique ("portrait en mouvement). Years before she put paint to canvas, Parys grew up in a family that didn't think fondly of the arts. Although she did seek out other creative outlets, her passion to be a painter could not be suppressed. After "seven years working for a theater company as an actress, designer, stage manager, lighting and drama teacher", Parys perfected her craft at the National Fine Art School of Paris.
Parys' "moving portrait" technique illustrates the spirit of her subjects to her audience. The souls of her muses are in fluid motion in her artwork. Parys' work reminds us that to be active and "even reactive" to our lives and the situations presented to us. Life is short and we need to "think, ask ourselves (questions) and seek answers." Viewers feel as if they are witnessing the artwork's subjects reacting to life's circumstances in realtime.
We were very proud and excited to feature Parys' work at our Los Angeles Art Show at Venice Arts. Not only is Parys' artwork stunning, her positive attitude is contagious. Parys attended the LA show and reminded us exactly why we organize our gallery shows; to build community within the art world. Parys' gratitude and support for the show's other artists contributed to the positive environment of the show and added to the celebration of art. It was truly a pleasure to work with her and meet her.