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Brand New Gallery is delighted to present Love at last sight\, Nazafarin Lotfi’s first Italian solo exhibition.

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On show a selection of inedited works \, appositely tailored for the Milanese space\, that investigate on the rel ationship between the artist and her production. Nazafarin Lotfi imposes an overwhelming distance between herself and her works\; she moves away from the origins of conception up to an extreme point of no return so that the r emaining void can be filled in by the presence of the spectator. In spite o f this attempt of detachment\, an intimate relationship between the artist and her works is inevitably established. The creative act thus becomes an o ccasion to manifest her thoughts\, instinctively expressed\, without being restricted by pre-determined hierarchical orders. 

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The works verge towar ds monochromy and the color palette is reduced to an absolute minimum. The dark surfaces  devour light\, denying any form of visibility and concealing misleading heterogeneous elements\, withdrawn from their daily use. The ar tist’s interest towards empty spaces and interruptions descends from her ar chitectural academic background and represents an invitation towards the un known: this position is emphasized by the transitivity of the adopted mater ials and by the selected processes of production whose functions overlap an d boundaries are blurred.

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If previously this process was employed for a narrative purpose\, now Nazafarin Lotfi implements the inverse procedure\, pushing her works to spontaneously release a story. In her new series the a rtist explores every trace reported on the canvas. The layers are positione d and contemporaneously rejected\, leaving behind one and only ephemeral ma rk. The sculptures\, like the paintings\, are created through a mechanism o f destruction and removal. In this process the composition can never be con sidered complete and obsessively becomes the starting point for a successiv e production. The image thus represents the presence of the artist’s ultima te action on the canvas.

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Nazafarin Lotfi was born in 1984 in Mashad \, Iran. After having obtained her bachelor at the University of Tehran in 2007\, she moved to the United States where\, in 2011\, she achieved a Mast er of Fine Arts at the Chicago School of Art Institute.

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Her work has bee n included in international exhibitions in the United States\, Europe and A sia\, amongst which NURTUREart Benefit at Chelsea Art Museum\, NY\ , In Between all’Autumn Space\, Chicago\, IL and Faux-Cult at Noglobe\, Brooklyn\, NY. She lives and works in Chicago\, IL.\n

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DTEND:20130309 DTSTAMP:20140821T142743 DTSTART:20130115 GEO:45.4896874;9.1833589 LOCATION:Brand New Gallery\,Via Farini 32 \nMilan\, 20159 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Love at last sight \, Nazafarin Lotfi UID:253322 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR