Reka Nyari Takes ‘Ink Stories’ Series Overseas

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Reka Nyari Takes ‘Ink Stories’ Series Overseas

It was while working and traveling through Europe when Reka Nyari discovered her true passion for photography and decided to move back to NYC—she had previously graduated from the School of Visual Arts—to pursue the art form as a career.

Now, Nyari is finding herself hopping planes back to Europe to exhibit her photography in the heart of the global art scene, thanks to the success of her Ink Stories series capturing the strength of women who have chosen to tell their life stories on their skin through the art of tattooing.

Nyari’s Mother Ink collection is on display at the Venice Biennale as part of the “PERSONAL STRUCTURES – Identities” exhibition through Nov. 24. Mother Ink tells the brave and resilient story of a woman named Leah’s transformation through self-expression, forgiveness, sacrifice, and love.

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Meanwhile, Nyari recently completed her first solo show in Paris, where she exhibited 24 large, black and white portraits first introduced in 2017 as part of her Geisha Ink series. Geisha Ink is a multi-layered story of female independence told through a young woman who was raised in a traditional, repressive culture and family. She rebels against the typical expectations of a woman by having each of her lovers throughout her life tattoo her body. The result is the true story of her love life told through tattoos.

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Duggal Visual Solutions congratulates Nyari on her sweeping success and is proud to produce her prints exhibited and purchased around the world. Nyari has been working with Duggal’s Hillary Altman for nearly a decade.

“I love working with Duggal because I can always count on their quality and service,” Nyari said. “Hillary has an artistic eye herself. She makes sure everything is perfect, especially when it comes to a series, where every photo needs to match the tone and mood.”

Keep an eye out for more from Reka Nyari in France and Belgium, plus new women in the Ink Stories series. In the meantime, browse her work and purchase her limited edition, signed book at www.rekanyari.com.