February 25th marks the New York Debut for Cinzia Bonfirraro, the Italian painter and artist that is about to shake the status quo and conventions of the contemporary art scene in the Big Apple.

Cinzia’s journey through life has not been easy at all so far: moving from Italy to the US by herself at a very young age, a girl willing to pursue her American dream at all costs who very soon had to face the harshness of a reality that in New York City does not spare anybody.

The City that never sleeps every day reminds you of how great life can be, what money – especially a lot of money – can allow you to do. But at the same time, the day-by-day experience is filled with the struggle of finding a decent job, a place where to live that is not a hole in the wall, a neighborhood where is safe to live.

Nothing comes at a cheap price, and the social environment in a city of 8 million people resembles more a ruthless jungle than a quiet beach: among the streets of New York you can search and find the answers to your problems, but you are also reminded that they might become the only home for the homeless.

And this struggle took a heavy token on Cinzia: years of substances abuse were about to lead her to the edge of self-destruction when you are so deep down the tunnel that the light is not visible anymore.

But this young woman has been able instead of finding in herself the strength and the determination to kill her nightmares and make the dark clouds in her mind disappear, and all by herself.

Today, thanks to her endeavor, we can admire and get inspired by her works, which so densely and vividly show us how dark the aisles in our mind can be, how the upside-down in our life can project on us shadows hard to defeat and the border between sanity and insanity can be so thin that you forget it exists. But Cinzia also shows us that it’s never to late to get back in charge of your life, that to overcome an addiction is not only possible but it might be the monster you kill to become a champion. And life can be beautiful. Again.

Livein Media and Chief Editor Joseph Fraia are proud to be sponsors and supporters of this unique debut.

Do not miss the chance to see her works and meet her next Monday at RAW NEW YORK CITY PRESENTS REFLECT – February 25th 6:30 pm Est – THE SONY HALL, 235 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036.

For info and inquiries call Joseph Fraia 917-930-1494 – email editor@livein-style.com

Author: Joseph Ralph Fraia @jrfstudio – © All rights reserved

Photos provided by Cinzia Bonfirraro  @cinzia_bonfirraro_art

 

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