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Natalia Caprili


Nai grew up in Tuscany amongst her father-s brushes. In the context conducive to creativity, the girl quickly started to draw. With a degree in Philosophy from the University of Pisa (1999/2000), Natalia Caprili continued her studies in France. In 2004 she finished her experience in Women's History at the University of Paris VIII. She worked as painter and decorator for Christmas shop windows in Paris and created crochet sculptures.

In the French capital, Nai considered for the first time the possibility of making a living from her passion. Back in Italy, she hosted a theater, music and drawing workshop for children in collaboration with the Strade Varie Association and Soledad Nicolazzi in Carrara (2005 to 2007). Natalia Caprili has exhibited in France and Italy since 2007 and actually in Paris and Beirut.

A multidisciplinary artist, Nai is also a singer and accordionist. In 2010, she toured Mongolia with her group the "Forasteri" for a show based on a play by Samuel Beckett (Waiting for Godot).

In 2015 she starts a new musical project, the trio Nai et les hommes du monde.

In 2014 she create an art of figure show, a circus with paper puppets with the Max Jurcev’s accordion music.

Art is vital for her. Life fascinates her with all its richness and diversity. Her art bears the traces of the stages of her life, encounters and experiences. Every feeling, real or dreamed, lived or imagined, appears in her poetic compositions.

Nai works with dry or oil pastels, acrylics and fabrics brought back from her travels. She uses paper as a textile medium. Some parts are crocheted with sewn fabrics.

On stage or in the studio, the artist likes to surprise the viewer. She creates her works much as a director, arranging her "actors" and creating costumes and scenery. Her characters are recognizable by their huge bubble hats, embroidered with golden curls. Her works most often refer to the world of entertainment (circus, music, dance, puppetry...), reminiscent of the graphic universe of Tim Burton. Red curtains open like a window on her imagination, suggesting a dreamlike universe, suspended between reality and fantasy.

Acrobats, tightrope walkers, clowns, musicians, violinists all vie for the first place in this wonderful magic.

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