GRATITUDE by Nina Pandolfo in Wall Street Journal

Date: 29 October 2019

Gratitude. Courtesy of JD Malat Gallery
Gratitude. Courtesy of JD Malat Gallery


JD Malat Gallery is proud to present their first solo exhibition by internationally recognised artist Nina Pandolfo, best known for the wide-eyed characters who inhabit her fantastical canvasses and graffitied murals worldwide.

Opening on the 8th of November 2019, Gratitude is a joyful celebration of life and the kaleidoscopic emotions associated with being ‘grateful’. “So many people say that they are grateful for something but don’t live the feeling, they just go through the motions”, Pandolfo says, “[when painting] the strongest thing is the feeling, the feeling is what makes my heart beat faster and my eyes smile as I put it on the canvas…the sound of life, the sound of freedom, the sound of gratitude and simplicity.”

This exhibition, a project that has been over a year in the making, is closely connected with Pandolfo herself – a reflection of her personal experiences and the vibrantly multicultural world around her. Heavily inspired by women who embrace and embody different cultures, the women in her works are greater than their race-specific traits and instead are more universal. One thing unites these women, their strength and delicacy which form an integral role in Pandolfo’s signature style….

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