Nina Stopar

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The picture has no clear beginning, as life does not begin with Birth. Everything is interconnected. I carry images in my body until I dance them. The creation process reminds me of the ripe fruit offered to be eaten.

The movement, when embodied, still is one of the most profound, pure, and authentic areas of western society that has not yet been as brainwashed by the consumer society and the Western way of life as the appearance of a body, body itself, and the way of life are.  

The body can never be isolated, so it is always connected to space, nature, other bodies, objects, and the world. The body always is involved, and when the body is embodied, every move is an action. As the embodied body is subversive, so is art, created through the embodied practice of movement. 

Creation is feeling, expressing, not knowing, letting go, and being as an embodied dance with color.  A path constantly changing. My painting approach is body intuition art, which is attached to body awareness, action, and abstract expressionism. 

I’m a brush; I’m a color. I’m a lane, shape, and space between. I am a creative spirit that wants to be printed on the fabric as an image. And you may call it a painting.

The wild echoes in the white feather
Technique: acrylic, acrylic spray, oil pastels, textile, white leather, animal skin, and cellophane on canvas Dimensions: 386 x 215 cm Year: 2022 Unfraimed. You can roll it up like a carpet.
Sic transit gloria mundi (1-80)
Technique: colour and graphite pencil, dry pastels, oil pastels and acrylic on paper Dimensions: 29 x 42 cm Year: 2022 One of a series Sic transit gloria mundi (1-80) Unframed. You can stick it on the wall.
The mysterious whisper of the body– love
acrylic on fabric, 300 x 400 cm, 2022 The painting was painted with the body. Body intuition art. Unfraimed.
Annus mirabilis (1-40)
oil pastel, colored pencil, and acrylic spray on paper, 29 x 42 cm, 23 The drawing is part of a series of Annus mirabilis. Unfraimed.
Annus mirabilis
oil pastel, colored pencil, and acrylic spray on paper, 29 x 42 cm, 23 The drawing is part of a series of Annus mirabilis. Unfraimed.

Nina Stopar (1982) studied Philosophy and the Slovenian language in Ljubljana. She was a teacher for almost ten years. In 2016 she attained an MA in Aesthetics (mentor Lev Kreft). She studied contemporary art and claimed that nowadays, more than ever before, the artist himself has to become the artwork. She then dedicated her life to art more professionally, completing an MA in Painting at the Academy of Fine Art and Design in Ljubljana in 2021.

As a teacher of the 5Rhythms movement practice, she believes movement is the gateway to creativity, abstraction, and the artistic self. She explores abstraction as the dance of intuition of the body in motion.
Lives and works in Žerjav and Ljubljana, Slovenia.


Solo exhibitions
2022 Meeting of the body as touching the memory in the print of colour, Ravne Gallery
2021 Renewed landscape, Črna na Koroškem, Slovenia
2020 Grošljeva gallery, Prevalje, Slovenia

Group exhibitions
2022 EX-TEMPORE PIRAN 22, Piran city gallery, Slovenia
2022 MAJSKI SALON, ZDSLU 22, Kibla Portal, Maribor
2021 A TILE IN PARADISO, permanent exhibition, Imperia, Italy
2021 NOTHING REALLY MATTERS, Rossocinabro gallery, Rome, Italy
2021 BODY LANGUAGE, Itsliquit, Venice, Italy
2021 IN CONTEMPORANEA, Rossocinabro gallery, Rome, Italy
2017 EX-Tempore Piran, Slovenia

Poetry collection
Kisses and Words, 2022
Poems published in the Nebulae magazine, 2022
Poems published in the Apokalipsa magazine, 2021

2022 The birth of the painting: the blooming of the collective body, multimedia performance, participants Dominik Mahnič (video), Marko Batista (sound), Cirkulacija 2
2022 Sounds of metabolized breath, musical and poetic performance, Jure Praper (sound), Galerija Ravne, KGLU

2022 Ex-tempore Piran, international painting ex-tempore, major purchase price


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