Graciela Nardi was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During her years of painting, Graciela became fascinated with the New York-based movement of Abstract Expressionism. Expression through color is how she describes her works. In her work, Graciela used an array of illusionist devices. She expresses all of this through colors and texture. The painting’s entire surface is covered with animated brushstrokes, drips, layers, and different medium. She is one of what may be called “post-abstract” painters.
In her style and technique the fictive space is made up of layer upon layer of net that “mirror” her own life and feelings. Her works explores the relationship between two-dimensional painting and three-dimensional sculpture, that she constructs locating her in the innovative art “Combine”.
MY PAINTING IS A METAPHOR OF MY LIFE.
IF ONE COULD RETRACE THE PATH
FOLLOWED SINCE BIRTH,
A LABYRINTH WOULD EMERGE. THIS LABYRINTH IS THE STAGE
OF MY DAILY EXPERIENCES
WHICH I TRY TO COMPREHEND, ENDLESSLY.
WHAT IS AT THE END OF THIS MAZE IS THE BEAUTY I PURSUE,
AS A GUIDING LIGHT WHICH IS CONSTITUTED BY MY WORK.
THE LAYERS UPON WHICH RESTS
THE STRUCTURE OF MY PAINTING IS THE DIALECTICAL
FORCE THAT PROPELS MY LIFE,
THE LIFE OF ONE WHO STRIVES TO ATTAIN BEAUTY.
MI PINTURA ES UNA METAFORA DE MI VIDA.
SI UNA PUDIESE RETROTRAERSE HACIA AQUEL
PUNTO DE PARTIDA CUANDO TE ASOMAS POR PRIMERA VEZ A LA LUZ,
UN LABERINTO SE LEVANTARIA FRENTE A TI.
ESTE LABERINTO ES LA ESCENA DE MI VIDA COTIDIANA.
LO QUE ANTICIPO AL FINAL DE TODA ESTA ENCRUCIJADA
ES LA BELLEZA QUE PERSIGO.
LA CUAL SE CONVIERTE EN LA LUZ QUE ME GUIA
O SEA EL ARTE MISMO.
LAS CAPAS SOBRE LAS CUALES SE APOYA MI PINTURA
ES LA FUERZA DIALECTICA QUE IMPULSA MI VIDA,
LA VIDA DE ALGUIEN QUE SIEMPRE BUSCA LA BELLEZA.
“art is like good vintage that ripens well in passion”
- GRACIELA HORNE NARDI
1. What was it that first inspired you to pursue creating art?
My father was the first, he was an artist and I saw him painting every day from my 3 years old.
2. Have you taken any art classes/programs or had any special training?
Yes, I had a training in Spain, Argentina and my Associate Degree and Bachelor in Fine Art in California (Citrus College and University of La Verne.
3. When creating do you have a preferred medium?
I really enjoyed with every one of the medium i used for many years. It depends of my mood. I used oil, collage, acrylic, pencil and ink. Now I am using ink and pencil. It is a new time in my life, but I am always go through my labyrinths.
4.I love the idea of your art representing the path of your life. Can you share with us a moment in your artistic progression that stands out to you?
My labyrinths means for me, my every day life. We always has to solve something today, tomorrow and for the future to reach our goals.
5. Do you have a favorite artist/ art style, if so what is it that draws you to that individual or style?
Yes, Jackson Pollock. His energy to show his feelings. This is what I like to demonstrate every day in my life.
6. Are there any of your pieces that stand out to you and why?
Blue Poles, 1952. The structure of this painting show in my understand the labyrinths of his life.
7. Have you always been drawn to this style or were there other styles that you explored?
I explored several styles but I am always (in each one) have my labyrinths.
8. How has being an artist influenced your life?
In my business, I have an opportunity to be a curator of hundreds artist through all of that years and every one of the artists influenced and enriched my life.
9. You’ve had such an amazing art career, do you have any tips or inspiring words that you would like to share with the readers ?
Yes, do it, don't be scared to show your art. Don't be scared about comments and go to your feelings. Remember, you will be always "Unique".
10. Where can one go to view more of your work and follow your progress?