Bologna, 1972

  • CV

Artist of seductive painting, profoundly tied to tradition, Nannini tackles thematic cycles ranging from the cataloguing of human and urban typologies to landscapes of broader and more lyrical breadth, marked by an almost contradictory ambivalence, but aware of symbolist (or romantic) needs on the one hand and rationalistic aspirations on the other; in the desire to clearly catalogue the surrounding environment and its peculiarities.

Nicola Nannini was born in Bologna in 1972. After classical studies he graduated from the Bologna Fine Arts Academy with the highest marks. From 1994 to 2018 he was drawing and figure teacher at the Cento Artisan School of Art, and since the early 2000s he has been professor of painting at the Cignaroli Academy of Verona. His institutional studies completed, he conducted his own training independently through contact with the works of great masters of Italian and European art, from which he assimilated the techniques of painting. These instances merge in his works, where the constant dialogue with his own cultural education is an integral part of poetry. Protagonist of many solo and group shows in Italy and abroad, he has exhibited in private galleries, public museums and foundations. He lives and works between Bologna and Vicenza.